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Table 1 Main characteristics of participants

From: Influenza vaccination knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Tunisian elderly with chronic diseases

Variables n (%)
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Area of residence (n = 1191)
  Urban 797 (66.9)
  Rural 394 (33.1)
Gender (n = 1190)
  Men 429 (36.1)
  Women 761 (63.9)
Age class (years) (n = 1191)
  60–69 654 (54.9)
  70–79 414 (34.8)
  > =80 123 (10.3)
Level of education (n = 1190)
  Primary level or less 1034 (86.9)
  Secondary level or higher 156 (13.1)
Occupational status (n = 1187)
  Work 41 (3.5)
  Retired/ Do not work 1146 (96.5)
Chronic disease (n = 1191)
Asthma 93 (7.8)
Other chronic pulmonary disease 84 (7.1)
Heart disease 302 (25.4)
Diabetes 988 (83.0)
Kidney failure at the hemodialysis stage 14 (1.2)
Hepatic cirrhosis 6 (0.5)
Morbid obesity 24 (2.0)
Vaccination against influenza at least once in the past
  Yes 415 (34.8)
  No 773 (64.9)
  I don’t remember 3 (0.3)
Vaccination against influenza in 2018–2019 season
  Yes 231 (19.4)
  No 960 (80.6)
Willingness to receive influenza vaccine next season
  Yes 771 (64.7)
  No 331 (27.8)
  I don’t know 89 (7.5)