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Table 3 Reasons women gave for electing AGAINST influenza immunisation in pregnancy a

From: Increasing uptake of influenza vaccine by pregnant women post H1N1 pandemic: a longitudinal study in Melbourne, Australia, 2010 to 2014

  Number of women stating not vaccinated during pregnancy No one mentioned flu vaccination GP advised against vaccination Obstetrician advised against vaccination Midwife advised against vaccination Concerned about maternal vaccination effects Concerned about baby vaccination effects Not pregnant during the flu season First trimester so avoided vaccine
Year N n n/N (%) n n/N (%) n n/N (%) n n/N (%) n n/N (%) n n/N (%) n n/N (%) n n/N (%)
2010 139 75 54.0% 6 4.3% 1 0.7% 2 1.4% 64 46.4% 84 60.9% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
2011 146 65 44.5% 6 4.1% 2 1.4% 0 0.0% 57 39.0% 62 42.5% 4 2.8% 1 0.7%
2012 131 72 55.0% 8 6.1% 3 2.3% 5 3.8% 32 24.4% 34 26.0% 1 0.8% 0 0.0%
2013 114 60 52.6% 2 1.8% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 21 18.4% 25 21.9% 2 1.8% 0 0.0%
2014 91 44 48.4% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 27 29.7% 28 30.8% 1 1.1% 0 0.0%
  Chi-square, (df) 4.1, (4)   32.7, (3)   19.7, (3)   5.6, (3)   29.5, (4)   54.6, (4)   4.7, (4)   1.9, (2)  
  p 0.388     b   b   <0.001*   <0.001*   b   b  
  1. *The Pearson Chi-square statistic is significant at the .01 level.
  2. aWomen could nominate more than one reason.
  3. bChi-square not calculated as > 20% of cells have expected cell counts < 5.