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Table 4 Comparison of sociodemographic characteristics and perceptions based on vaccination dropout status using Chi-square test, Mont Ngafula II health district, DRC, 2019

From: Vaccination dropout rates among children aged 12-23 months in Democratic Republic of the Congo: a cross-sectional study

Variables No Dropout Dropout Total p
N % N % N  
Children characteristics
Child sex Female 115 54.8 95 45.2 210 0.914
  Male 115 55.3 93 44.7 208  
Birth order ≤2nd 101 52.1 93 47.9 194 0.257
  ≥3rd 129 57.6 95 42.4 224  
Card possession No 15 35.7 27 64.3 42 0.008
  Yes 215 57.2 161 42.8 376  
Respondents’ characteristics
Age ≤ 19 years 16 50.0 16 50.0 32 0.148
  20-29 years 124 59.3 85 40.7 209  
  ≥ 30 years 90 50.8 87 49.2 177  
Education level Primary 38 51.4 36 48.6 74 0.247
  Secondary 168 57.5 124 42.5 292  
  Tertiary 24 46.2 28 53.8 52  
Occupation Professional 16 57.1 12 42.9 28 0.718
  Trader 62 59.6 42 40.4 104  
  Unemployed 121 53.1 107 46.9 228  
  Other 31 53.4 27 46.6 58  
Household characteristics
Place of residence Rural 75 49.3 77 50.7 152 0.078
  Urbain 155 58.3 111 41.7 266  
Type of family Single parent family 42 53.8 36 46.2 78 0.817
  2-parents family 188 55.3 152 44.7 340  
Number of children ≤2 214 55.6 171 44.4 385 0.431
  ≥3 16 48.5 17 51.5 33  
Respondents’ perceptions
Attitude of health staff Negative 7 28.0 18 72.0 25 0.005
  Positive 223 56.7 170 43.3 393  
Availability of seats No 2 9.5 19 90.5 21 <0.001
  Yes 228 57.4 169 42.6 397  
Respect of the order of arrival No 8 19.0 34 81.0 42 <0.001
  Yes 222 59.0 154 41.0 376  
Waiting time >1 h 188 54.2 159 45.8 347 0.443
  <1 h 42 59.2 29 40.8 71  
Reminder system No 116 47.2 130 52.8 246 <0.001
  Yes 114 66.3 58 33.7 172