Table 5

Factors affecting parents’ decisions to be vaccinated to protect their child
Parents1,2 Not at all important Of low importance Neutral or undecided Moderately important Very important
How much I know about the disease Mother 2 (2%) 8 (8%) 8 (8%) 40 (38%) 47 (45%)
Father 2 (2%) 6 (7%) 10 (11%) 37 (41%) 36 (40%)
How at risk my child or I are from the disease Mother 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 6 (6%) 11 (11%) 84 (82%)
Father 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (8%) 14 (16%) 69 (77%)
How well the vaccine works Mother 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 14 (14%) 28 (28%) 59 (58%)
Father 0 (0%) 3 (3%) 11 (12%) 25 (28%) 51 (57%)
Potential side effects of the vaccine Mother 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 11 (11%) 28 (27%) 60 (59%)
Father 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 13 (14%) 26 (29%) 49 (54%)
The cost of a vaccine Mother 25 (24%) 23 (22%) 16 (16%) 24 (23%) 15 (15%)
Father 18 (20%) 27 (30%) 14 (16%) 17 (19%) 13 (15%)
The cost of going to the doctor to be vaccinated Mother 26 (25%) 24 (23%) 15 (15%) 23 (22%) 15 (15%)
Father 19 (21%) 26 (29%) 12 (13%) 18 (20%) 14 (16%)
The time and effort to be vaccinated Mother 32 (32%) 30 (29%) 16 (16%) 15 (15%) 9 (9%)
Father 26 (29%) 23 (26%) 18 (20%) 13 (15%) 9 (10%)
My religious beliefs Mother 85 (82%) 3 (3%) 10 (10%) 3 (3%) 2 (2%)
Father 73 (82%) 4 (5%) 8 (9%) 1 (1%) 3 (3%)

1 n Mothers = 105.

2 n Fathers = 91.

Donnan et al.

Donnan et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:676   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-676

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