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Table 3 Influenza- and influenza vaccination-related knowledge among unvaccinated (n = 429) and vaccinated (n = 586) at-risk participants, Germany 2014

From: Why are older adults and individuals with underlying chronic diseases in Germany not vaccinated against flu? A population-based study

  Vaccination status Agreement % (95 % CI)a p-value
Coughing or sneezing inside of the elbow can reduce the risk of influenza infection Not vaccinated 68.7 (62.9–73.9) -
Vaccinated 72.4 (66.5–77.7) ≥0.05
Regular hand-washing with soap can reduce the risk of influenza infection Not vaccinated 91.7 (87.7–94.5) -
Vaccinated 93.9 (88.7–96.8) ≥0.05
Vaccination cannot cause influenza infection Not vaccinated 38.5 (33.1–44.3) -
Vaccinated 58.2 (51.5–64.6) <0.01 **
Vaccination protects people in close surroundings Not vaccinated 44.4 (38.7–50.2) -
Vaccinated 55.2 (48.5–61.8) <0.05 *
After immunization or infection with influenza, vaccination in subsequent influenza season is necessary Not vaccinated 74.3 (68.8–79.1) -
Vaccinated 79.7 (73.5–84.8) ≥0.05
  1. a Weighted data
  2. *p <0.05; **p < 0.001