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Table 4 Demographic characteristics, awareness, and attitudes of OBGYNa doctors associated with recommendations of maternal influenza vaccination

From: Influenza vaccination during pregnancy and influencing factors in Korea: A multicenter questionnaire study of pregnant women and obstetrics and gynecology doctors

Characteristics Routine recommendation group (n = 287) Passive recommendation group (n = 86) p-value
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 47.51 ± 9.4 45.76 ± 12.52 0.231
Female (n, %) 154 (53.7) 54 (62.8) 0.135
Private clinic/hospital (n, %) 263 (91.6) 54 (62.8)  < 0.001
Metropolitan area (n, %) 231 (80.5) 71 (82.6) 0.668
Provided maternity care within the last 5 years (n, %) 259 (90.2) 68 (79.1) 0.006
Received influenza vaccination in the previous year (n, %) 272 (94.8) 71 (82.6)  < 0.001
Awareness of safety, importance, and priority groups of vaccination before, during, and after delivery, recommended by KCDCb guidelines (n, %) 278 (96.9) 68 (79.1)  < 0.001
Do you provide information about influenza vaccine to pregnant women?     < 0.001
Always (n, %)
Sometimes (n, %)
No (n, %)
276 (96.2)
11 (3.8)
0 (0)
8 (9.3)
61 (70.9)
17 (19.8)
 
Appropriate time for influenza vaccination related to pregnancyc (n, %)
All trimesters, pre-pregnancy, and postpartum
2nd and 3rd trimesters, pre-pregnancy, and postpartum
2nd and 3rd trimesters and postpartum
158 (70.2%)
61 (27.1%)
6 (2.7%)
33 (49.3%)
26 (38.8%)
8 (11.9%)
0.001
Awareness about 2019 pregnant women free vaccination (n, %) 268 (93.4) 51 (59.3)  < 0.001
  1. aOBGYN, obstetrics and gynecology; bKCDC, Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; cA total of 292 OBGYN doctors responded to this question