TABLE 1

Pregnant Women’s Sources of Antenatal Information Encouraging or Discouraging Infant Immunization

Source of Immunization InformationnType of Information Received Antenatally About Infant Immunizations
Encouraging Information OnlyEncouraging and Discouraging InformationDiscouraging Information OnlyP
n = 1846n = 565n = 280
n (Row %)n (Row %)n (Row %)
Family and friendsTotal = 872<.001a
 Family551373 (68)38 (7)140 (25)
 Friends560234 (42)51 (9)275 (49)
Health care providersTotal = 2174<.001b
 Family doctor (general practitioner)883860 (98)12 (1)11 (1)
 Midwife15421444 (94)68 (4)30 (2)
 Obstetrician8582 (97)<10 (2)<10 (1)
 Dietician or nutritionist<10<10 (40)0 (0)<10 (60)
 Alternative health care practitioner6111 (18)<10 (7)46 (75)
 Antenatal class327260 (79)52 (16)15 (5)
MediaTotal = 835<.001b
 Internet23789 (38)36 (15)112 (47)
 Radio8262 (76)<10 (1)19 (23)
 Television345200 (58)27 (8)118 (34)
 Books, magazines, or newspaper557344 (62)74 (13)139 (25)
OtherTotal = 11948 (40)9 (8)62 (52)
  • a P value derived from an χ2 test.

  • b P value derived from a Fisher-Freeman-Halton exact test.