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Table 1 Individual characteristics of survey respondents (n = 1941) overall and according to immunization status

From: Factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine uptake among French population aged 65 years and older: results from a national online survey

Individual characteristics Overall (1941)a Vaccinated (1612)a Unvaccinated (329)a pb
n % n % n %  
Gender
 Female 1105 57 890 55 215 65 0.001
 Male 836 43 722 45 114 35  
Age category
 65–74 1049 54 839 52 210 64 <0.001
 75+ 892 46 773 48 119 36  
Region
 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 237 12 208 13 29 9 0.018
 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 96 5 86 5 10 3  
 Bretagne 112 6 89 6 23 7  
 Centre-Val de Loire 85 4 66 4 19 6  
 Grand Est 167 9 150 9 16 5  
 Hauts-de-France 162 8 139 9 23 7  
 Ile-de-France 271 14 225 14 45 14  
 Normandie 107 5 93 6 13 4  
 Nouvelle Aquitaine 214 11 173 11 41 12  
 Occitanie 200 10 158 10 42 13  
 Pays de la Loire 118 6 88 5 30 9  
 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur 173 9 136 8 37 11  
Population of residence area
  < 2000 inhabitants 549 28 431 27 118 36 0.005
 2000–20,000 inhabitants 795 41 681 42 114 35  
 20,000–100,000 inhabitants 376 19 321 20 55 17  
  > 100,000 inhabitants 221 11 179 11 42 13  
Former occupation
 Farmer 4 <1 4 <1 0 0.004
 Craftman, merchant, company director 104 5 78 5 26 8  
 Executive or higher intellectual profession 843 43 731 45 112 34  
 Intermediate profession 534 28 442 27 92 28  
 Employee 358 18 283 18 75 23  
 Worker 83 4 65 4 18 6  
 Other non-working people 16 <1 10 1 6 2  
At least one comorbidity associated with increased risk of severe COVID-19
 Yes 849 44 723 45 125 38 0.072
 No 1030 53 841 52 189 58  
 Unsure 63 3 48 3 15 4  
Perception, knowledge and personal experience with COVID-19
Think previously had COVID-19 (Yes) 100 5 62 4 38 11 <0.0001
Concern about catching the COVID-19
 Unconcerned or very little concerned 447 23 387 24 60 18 0.037
 Moderately concerned 574 30 469 29 105 32  
 Quite concerned 429 22 365 23 64 20  
 Very concerned 377 19 306 19 71 22  
 Unsure 116 6 87 5 29 9  
Suffered health impact due to the pandemic (Yes) 599 31 475 29 125 38 0.005
Suffered economic impact due to the pandemic (Yes) 208 11 139 9 69 21 <0.0001
Following-up news on COVID-19
 Daily 1262 65 1094 68 168 51 <0.0001
 Several times a week 328 17 267 17 60 18  
 Once or twice a week 169 9 126 8 44 13  
 Less often 145 7 105 7 39 12  
 Never 38 2 21 1 17 5  
Attitudes and perceptions about COVID-19 vaccines
Trust in information on vaccines delivered by:
 Doctor (Yes) 1826 94 1561 97 266 81 <0.0001
 Pharmacist (Yes) 1685 87 1464 91 221 67 <0.0001
 Ministry of health (Yes) 1138 59 1040 65 98 30 <0.0001
 Government (Yes) 940 48 874 54 66 20 <0.0001
 Pharmaceutical industry (Yes) 858 44 789 49 69 21 <0.0001
 Experts visible in the media (Yes) 1200 62 1078 67 122 37 <0.0001
 Family and friends (Yes) 1342 69 1142 71 200 61 0.0011
 The internet (Yes) 302 16 252 16 50 15 0.859
 Traditional media (Yes) 805 42 736 46 70 21 <0.0001
 Public health agencies (Yes) 1213 63 1101 68 112 34 <0.0001
General opinion about COVID-19 vaccine efficacy
 Effective 1564 81 1406 87 158 48 <0.0001
 Uneffective 99 5 30 2 69 21  
 Unsure 278 14 176 11 102 31  
General opinion about COVID-19 vaccine safety
 Safe 1398 72 1284 80 114 35 <0.0001
 Unsafe 245 13 112 7 133 40  
 Unsure 299 15 216 13 82 25  
Attitude towards vaccination in general
 Very supportive 843 43 784 49 60 18 <0.0001
 Somewhat supportive 826 43 687 43 139 42  
 Somewhat unsupportive 157 8 93 6 64 19  
 Very unsupportive 71 4 25 2 46 14  
 Unsure 44 2 24 1 20 6  
Political beliefs
Trust in government’s actions to control the epidemic (Yes) 1012 52 925 57 87 27 <0.0001
Political party affiliation
 Far-Left 107 5 83 5 23 7 <0.0001
 Left 243 13 213 13 30 9  
 Green 98 5 76 5 22 7  
 Center 456 24 405 25 50 15  
 Right 337 17 301 19 36 11  
 Far-Right 212 11 145 9 67 20  
 Other 25 1 19 1 6 2  
 Neither 464 24 370 23 94 29  
  1. aAs analyses were carried out on weighted data and underwent rounding, the sums, as well as percentages, for each lign and column can slightly differ from the expected totals
  2. bP-values resulting from comparison of vaccinated and unvaccinated participants