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Article: Hong Kong Chinese parental attitudes towards vaccination and associated socio-demographic disparities

TitleHong Kong Chinese parental attitudes towards vaccination and associated socio-demographic disparities
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/vaccine
Citation
Vaccine, 2016, v. 34 n. 12, p. 1426-1429 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Most previous studies on parental attitudes towards vaccination focused on a disease-specific vaccine. In this study we describe general attitudes towards vaccination in Chinese parents and associated socio-demographic disparities. Methods: Data were collected from a random sample of 1996 Hong Kong Chinese parents by telephone interviews (response rate 60%). Multiple linear regression analysis was performed. Results: Most parents believed vaccination to be effective (91.6%) and beneficial (78.7%), though many considered optional vaccines unimportant (39.5%) and unnecessary (62.1%). Demographic characteristics associated with parental negative attitudes to vaccination included being female, born in Hong Kong, married, having fewer children, and children ever experienced vaccination side effects. Lower personal income and religious affiliation were associated with more hesitant attitudes towards optional vaccines. Conclusion: Segments of the population hold significantly negative attitudes towards vaccination and optional vaccines, suggesting a need for targeted efforts on vaccination communication in these groups.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/227077
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.413
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.044

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWang, LDL-
dc.contributor.authorLam, WWT-
dc.contributor.authorFielding, R-
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-18T09:08:15Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-18T09:08:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationVaccine, 2016, v. 34 n. 12, p. 1426-1429-
dc.identifier.issn0264-410X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/227077-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Most previous studies on parental attitudes towards vaccination focused on a disease-specific vaccine. In this study we describe general attitudes towards vaccination in Chinese parents and associated socio-demographic disparities. Methods: Data were collected from a random sample of 1996 Hong Kong Chinese parents by telephone interviews (response rate 60%). Multiple linear regression analysis was performed. Results: Most parents believed vaccination to be effective (91.6%) and beneficial (78.7%), though many considered optional vaccines unimportant (39.5%) and unnecessary (62.1%). Demographic characteristics associated with parental negative attitudes to vaccination included being female, born in Hong Kong, married, having fewer children, and children ever experienced vaccination side effects. Lower personal income and religious affiliation were associated with more hesitant attitudes towards optional vaccines. Conclusion: Segments of the population hold significantly negative attitudes towards vaccination and optional vaccines, suggesting a need for targeted efforts on vaccination communication in these groups.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/vaccine-
dc.relation.ispartofVaccine-
dc.rights© 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleHong Kong Chinese parental attitudes towards vaccination and associated socio-demographic disparities-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWang, LDL: ldlw@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, WWT: wwtlam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R: fielding@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, WWT=rp00443-
dc.identifier.authorityFielding, R=rp00339-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.02.006-
dc.identifier.hkuros259791-
dc.identifier.volume34-
dc.identifier.issue12-
dc.identifier.spage1426-
dc.identifier.epage1429-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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