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Table 2 Mothers’ responses to questions on vaccination status of their children and their own vaccination status during pregnancy, their attitudes to the pediatrician and their information sources about vaccination

From: Knowledge of mothers regarding children’s vaccinations in Greece: an online cross-sectional study

Questions on vaccination status of children and their mothers during pregnancy.
 Did you vaccinate your children in the past? [Ν (%)]a No 31 (1.7)
Yes 1848 (98.3)
 Do you strictly adhere to the prescribed dosage as indicated by the local recommendations for each vaccine? [Ν (%)]b No 107 (5.7)
Yes 1770 (94.3)
 Have you ever delayed your child/children vaccination? [Ν (%)]c No 910 (48.5)
Yes 966 (51.5)
 If you have delayed your child/children vaccination, what is the main reason? [Ν (%)]d Lack of clear information 59 (10.6)
Pediatricians advise 146 (26.3)
Fear of vaccine side effects 90 (16.2)
Increased cost of vaccines / Medical examination 91 (16.4)
Long distance from the vaccination site 21 (3.8)
Othere 86 (15.5)
Combination of above reasons 62 (11.2)
 Have you vaccinated during your pregnancy? [Ν (%)]a No 1423 (75.7)
Yes 456 (24.3)
Questions on mothers’ information sources about vaccination.
 Which is your main information source about your children vaccination issues? [Ν (%)]g Pediatrician 1673 (88.9)
  Pharmacist / Family doctor 51 (2.8)
  Internet and media 104 (5.5)
  Family and friends 0
  Otherh 53 (2.8)
Questions on mothers’ attitudes to the pediatrician.
 I completely trust my child’s pediatrician [Ν (%)]f Absolutely disagree /Disagree 30 (1.6)
Neither disagree nor agree 183 (9.7)
Agree / Absolutely agree 1670 (88.7)
 I freely discuss my concerns with the pediatrician [Ν (%)]a Absolutely disagree / Disagree 13 (0.7)
Neither disagree nor agree 58 (3.1)
Agree / Absolutely agree 1808 (96.2)
  1. aΝ = 1879; bΝ = 1877; cΝ = 1876; dN = 555; eLack of vaccine / vaccination was not allowed due to illness or medication/negligence/workload; fN = 1883; gN = 1881; hMy own knowledge/environment/scientific articles/national vaccination program/European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)/Word Health Organization (WHO)