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Table 2 Parental reasons given for non-vaccination

From: Vaccine Coverage among Children with and without Intellectual Disabilities in the UK: Cross Sectional Study

Reason Child age Children with intellectual disabilities (% with 95% CI) Other children (% with 95% CI) Adjusted F
Parental choice 9 months 1.3% (0.3–4.5) 10.2% (7.3–14.0) 14.85***
3 years 62.5% (47.3–75.5) 76.8% (73.9–79.5) 4.40*
5 years 16.0% (7.2–31.9) 14.8% (12.4–17.5) 0.04
14 years 46.7% (20.1–75.4) 42.0% (35.7–48.6) 0.09
Service/administration errors 9 months 8.0% (1.9–27.7) 9.1% (6.5–12.5) 0.03
3 years 5.1% (1.3–17.5) 3.6% (2.7–4.7) 0.27
5 years 30.9% (18.3–47.2) 26.1% (23.1–29.3) 0.42
14 years 14.7% (3.5–45.4) 12.8% (9.2–17.6) 0.04
Child unwell at time of planned vaccination 9 months 8.6% (3.1–21.4) 39.9% (35.1–44.8) 0.53
3 years 8.6% (3.1–21.4) 6.3% (5.1–7.9) 0.36
5 years 3.3% (1.1–9.4) 5.6% (4.1–7.7) 0.93
14 years 13.5% (2.0–54.7) 9.3% (5.8–14.5) 0.15
Adverse reactions or health-related contra-indication 9 months 5.9% (1.5–20.6) 9.1% (6.6–12.4) 0.39
3 years 8.7% (3.3–21.2) 9.3% (7.8–11.0) 0.02
5 years 20.1% (9.9–36.5) 5.7 (4.4–7.5) 12.97***
14 years 0.0% (0.0–16.8) 1.6% (0.6–4.3) 0.21
Family disorganisation 9 months 8.9% (2.7–26.0) 14.5% (11.3–18.4) 0.70
3 years 3.6% (0.5–21.0) 2.9% (2.1–4.1) 0.04
5 years 0.0% (0.0–8.0) 5.7% (4.4–7.3) 1.97
14 years 0.0% (0.0–16.8) 11.0% (7.5–15.8) 1.42
Appointment pending 9 months 25.8% (13.2–44.4) 20.8% (17.0–25.2) 0.39
3 years 1.8% (0.5–6.4) 3.1% (2.2–4.3) 0.65
5 years 21.8% (10.6–39.7) 30.0% (26.8–37.5) 0.95
14 years Information not collected
Other 9 months 15.4% (6.5–32.5) 12.0% (9.1–15.7) 0.32
3 years 20.8% (11.6–34.6) 12.0% (10.1–14.2) 3.52
5 years 14.9% (6.6–30.2) 24.4% (21.3–27.9) 1.83
14 years 25.1% (7.8–56.9) 26.4% (20.7–32.9) 0.01
  1. Note: Base for % is the number of parents giving one or more reason at each wave
  2. * p < 0.05, **** p < 0.001