Table 5

Reasons for not having influenza vaccination (%)
Male Female
Choices Total 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 Total 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
(n = 1143) (n = 197) (n = 242) (n = 231) (n = 226) (n = 247) (n = 1113) (n = 174) (n = 231) (n = 245) (n = 213) (n = 250)
No time to visit a medical institution. 32.0 42.8 33.7 36.6 32.3 17.3 22.4 33.9 23.5 25.9 21.0 11.1
(29.3-34.7) (35.9-49.7) (27.7-39.7) (30.4-42.8) (26.2-38.4) (12.6-22.0) (20.0-24.8) (26.9-40.9) (18.0-29.0) (20.4-31.4) (15.5-26.5) (7.2-15.0)
Believed oneself unlikely to be infected with influenza 25.1 26.1 15.3 19.5 25.1 39.2 22.7 24.8 22.4 19.8 19.3 27.1
(22.6-27.6) (20.0-32.2) (10.8-19.8) (14.4-24.6) (19.4-30.8) (33.1-45.3) (20.2-25.2) (18.4-31.2) (17.0-27.8) (14.8-24.8) (14.0-24.6) (21.6-32.6)
Could not afford vaccination. 20.1 22.7 19.2 26.7 20.2 12.4 23.8 28.4 35.2 28.6 18.2 10.4
(17.8-22.4) (16.9-28.5) (14.2-24.2) (21.0-32.4) (15.0-25.4) (8.3-16.5) (21.3-26.3) (21.7-35.1) (29.0-41.4) (22.9-34.3) (13.0-23.4) (6.6-14.2)
Lack of confidence that influenza vaccinations are effective 19.0 7.5 20.0 21.4 18.9 24.9 22.2 10.5 20.4 23.3 22.0 31.0
(16.7-21.3) (3.8-11.2) (15.0-25.0) (16.1-26.7) (13.8-24.0) (19.5-30.3) (19.8-24.6) (5.9-15.1) (15.2-25.6) (18.0-28.6) (16.4-27.6) (25.3-36.7)
Believed that disease would not likely become severe even if infected with influenza 19.3 15.2 13.6 17.0 19.0 30.6 17.5 14.3 14.4 17.0 22.0 19.4
(17.0-21.6) (10.2-20.2) (9.3-17.9) (12.2-21.8) (13.9-24.1) (24.9-36.3) (15.3-19.7) (9.1-19.5) (9.9-18.9) (12.3-21.7) (16.4-27.6) (14.5-24.3)
Concerned about adverse reactions that might occur with vaccinations 12.3 10.1 11.6 12.3 11.6 15.6 18.0 8.7 11.9 15.5 22.7 28.5
(10.4-14.2) (5.9-14.3) (7.6-15.6) (8.1-16.5) (7.4-15.8) (11.1-20.1) (15.7-20.3) (4.5-12.9) (7.7-16.1) (11.0-20.0) (17.1-28.3) (22.9-34.1)
Dislike of injections 13.9 13.5 16.3 15.9 10.7 12.8 14.1 19.2 12.9 13.2 11.1 15.1
(11.9-15.9) (8.7-18.3) (11.6-21.0) (11.2-20.6) (6.7-14.7) (8.6-17.0) (12.1-16.1) (13.3-25.1) (8.6-17.2) (9.0-17.4) (6.9-15.3) (10.7-19.5)
Lack of knowledge about where to be vaccinated 6.1 9.1 6.5 3.3 5.6 6.6 3.4 8.0 5.2 1.8 1.0 2.1
(4.7-7.5) (5.1-13.1) (3.4-9.6) (1.0-5.6) (2.6-8.6) (3.5-9.7) (2.3-4.5) (4.0-12.0) (2.3-8.1) (0.1-3.5) (0.0-2.3) (0.3-3.9)
Prior experience of an adverse reaction after being vaccinated for influenza or another disease 2.1 1.4 2.6 1.7 3.1 1.7 3.6 2.0 3.2 5.1 3.5 3.9
(1.3-2.9) (0.0-3.0) (0.6-4.6) (0.0-3.4) (0.8-5.4) (0.1-3.3) (2.5-4.7) (0.0-4.1) (0.9-5.5) (2.3-7.9) (1.0-6.0) (1.5-6.3)

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Iwasa and Wada BMC Public Health 2013 13:647   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-647

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