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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression analyses to assess factors associated with likelihood of varicella and measles vaccination, respectively; data from all three survey years pooled for each region

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

Multiple logistic regression analyses (comparing children with and without varicella vaccination or measles vaccination, respectivelya) Varicella Vaccination Measles Vaccination
Munich (2009–2011)
OR (95% CI)
Würzburg (2009–2011)
OR (95% CI)
Munich (2009–2011)
OR (95% CI)
Würzburg (2009–2011)
OR (95% CI)
Nb = 885 Nb = 1019 N = 931 N = 1065
Physician recommended varicella vaccination vs. no recommendation 19.71 (13.57–28.63)e 34.66 (22.59–53.18)e N/Ac N/Ac
Survey year
 2010 vs. 2009 (reference) 1.68 (1.08–2.60)g 1.59 (0.98–2.56) 1.09 (0.61–1.93)
 2011 vs. 2009 (reference) 1.60 (1.03–2.47)g 1.78 (1.08–2.94)g 2.01 (1.03–3.90)g
Attendance of childcare unit >10 h/week vs. no or less frequent attendance 1.52 (1.05–2.22)g 1.97 (1.28–3.03)f 1.78 (1.03–3.10)g
Highest possible school educationd at least one parent 0.50 (0.29–0.85)g
Private health insurance vs. statutory health insurance 0.64 (0.41–1.01)
  1. Model building approach was an automated forward-selection procedure using Likelihood ratios and a 10%-significance level as entry criterion. Only variables that fulfilled the entry criterion are displayed
  2. a: all vaccination data refers to first dose
  3. b: only children susceptible at the age of 11 months
  4. c: only collected regarding recommendation of varicella vaccination
  5. d: university entrance diploma at end of grammar school (‘Abitur’)
  6. e: significant at 0.1% level
  7. f: significant at 1% level
  8. g: significant at 5% level