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Table 4 Cross-tabulation of vaccine related factors and country of residence with COVID-19 vaccination among children (n = 3744)

From: Children’s rates of COVID-19 vaccination as reported by parents, vaccine hesitancy, and determinants of COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children: a multi-country study from the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Variable Children vaccination status P value٭
No (%) Yes (%)
Country of residence    <  0.001
 Jordan 817 (81.9) 180 (18.1)  
 KSA 213 (50.8) 206 (49.2)  
 UAE 170 (51.1) 163 (48.9)  
 Kuwait 242 (50.9) 233 (49.1)  
 Lebanon 348 (82.1) 76 (17.9)  
 Palestine 330 (78.2) 92 (21.8)  
 Qatar 234 (76.5) 72 (23.5)  
 Iraq 196 (53.3) 172 (46.7)  
I advise other parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19   <  0.001
 No 1020 (83.6) 200 (16.4)  
 Yes 706 (48.6) 747 (51.4)  
 Neutral 824 (76.9) 247 (23.1)  
COVID-19 vaccine is necessary for those younger than 18 years   <  0.001
 No 1318 (81.1) 308 (18.9)  
 Yes 654 (49.8) 659 (50.2)  
  1. ٭Chi square test