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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of participants in Munich and Würzburg in 2009–2011; data from the three survey years pooled for each region

From: Heterogeneity in coverage for measles and varicella vaccination in toddlers – analysis of factors influencing parental acceptance

  Munich (2009–2011)
(N tot. = 933)
Würzburg (2009–2011)
(N tot. = 1065)
 
N n (%), or median (IQR) N n (%), or median (IQR) p-valuec
Demographic characteristics – child
 Gender female; n (%) 933 463 (49.6) 1065 519 (48.7) 0.720
 Nationality Germana; n (%) 930 898 (96.6) 1058 1048 (99.1) <0.001***
 Country of birth Germany; n (%) 882 864 (98.0) 1022 1.005 (98.3) 0.609
 Inhabitant of urban region; n (%) 933 714 (76.5) 1065 460 (43.2) <0.001***
Demographic characteristics – parents
 Age of mother (y); median (IQR) 912 35.0 (32.0–39.0) 1040 35.0 (31.3–38.0) 0.069
 Highest possible school education motherb; n (%) 920 515 (56.0) 1052 456 (43.3) <0.001***
 Highest possible school education fatherb; n (%) 860 507 (59.0) 1013 415 (41.0) <0.001***
 Highest possible school educationb, at least one parent; n (%) 923 637 (69.0) 1056 587 (55.6) <0.001***
Household characteristics
 Size of residence (m2); median (IQR) 918 91.5 (76.0–120.0) 1044 120.0 (90.0–144.3) <0.001***
 More than 3 persons living in residence; n (%) 925 478 (51.7) 1062 739 (69.6) <0.001***
 Attendance of child-care unit (>10 h/week); n (%) 930 603 (64.8) 1061 810 (76.3) <0.001***
 Statutory health insurance; n (%) 924 653 (70.7) 1056 788 (74.6) 0.054
  1. aincluding cases of dual nationality (German and other)
  2. buniversity entrance diploma at end of grammar school (‘Abitur’)
  3. cPearson’s Chi2 test and Mann-Whitney-U-test, respectively
  4. ***: significant at 0.1% level