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Table 2 Medical attendance of adverse events following influenza immunisation among pregnant and non-pregnant women – FASTMum, Western Australia, Australia, 19 March-15 May 2014

From: A prospective cohort study comparing the reactogenicity of trivalent influenza vaccine in pregnant and non-pregnant women

  Pregnant (n = 947) Non-pregnant (n = 275) Fisher’s exact test p-value AOR p-value
  n Percent (95%CI) n Percent (95%CI)
Reaction requiring any treatment** 52 5.5 (4.0-6.9) 26 9.5 (6.0-12.9) .02 .06
Reaction requiring telephone advice 11 1.2 (0.5-1.8) 2 0.8 (0.0-2.0) .74 .95
Telephoned a doctor 7 0.7 (0.2-1.3) 0 0.0 (0.0-0.1) .36 .95
Telephoned other 4 0.4 (0.0-0.8) 2 0.8 (0.0-2.0) .62 .78
Reaction requiring medical attention 12 1.3 (0.5-2.0) 1 0.4 (0.0-1.2) .32 .18
Visited a doctor 8 0.8 (0.3-1.4) 1 0.4 (0.0-1.2) .69 .45
Visited a hospital emergency department 4 0.4 (0.0-0.8) 0 (0.0-0.1) .58 .96
  1. **A reaction requiring treatment was defined as any reaction where the woman reported self-treating with an antipyretic or pain reliever or visiting a doctor, medical centre or hospital emergency department to seek treatment.
  2. AOR, adjusted odds ratio – adjusted for age and residence (metropolitan/non-metropolitan).
  3. CI, confidence interval.