Table 2.

Change in Reported Referrals to Public Vaccine Clinics, Comparing 1999 With 1993, by Perceived Impact of VFC and CHIP and by Comparisons in Likelihood of Out-Referral

Variable“Since 1993 has there been either a major decrease or a major increase in your practice in the number of referrals of children to public vaccine clinics?”
Decrease (%)Same (%)Increase (%)Total (%)
Overall37558100
State*
 Minnesota22708100
 Pennsylvania44488100
Impact of VFC on referrals*
 Decrease70264100
 Same16777100
 Increase334423100
Impact of CHIP on referrals*
 Decrease72226100
 Same22744100
 Increase352243100
Impact of Pennsylvania “first dollar” law on referrals*
 Decrease65350100
 Same34624100
 Increase125038100
  • * P = .001 by χ2analysis.

    Data are weighted.