Table 4 Association between selected sociodemographic characteristics of the older women and their support of infant vaccination

From: Effect of intensive training in improving older women's knowledge and support for infant vaccination in Nigerian urban slums: a before-and-after intervention study

  Pre intervention Post intervention
Selected sociodemographic characteristics Good support
n(%)
Poor
support
n(%)
Good
support
n(%)
Poor
support
n(%)
Age group (years)
 35–44 4 (26.7) 11 (73.3) 12 (85.7) 2 (14.3)
 45–54 13 (41.9) 18 (58.1) 24 (82.8) 5 (17.2)
 55–64 7 (20.0) 28 (80.0) 29 (90.6) 3 (9.4)
 65 years and above 7 (25.0) 20 (75.0) 20 (83.3) 4 (16.7)
Total 31 (28.4) 78 (71.6) 85 (85.9) 14 (14.1)
  χ2 = 4.04 p = 0.40 χ2 = 2.09 p = 0.71
Marital Status
 Married 19 (23.5) 62 (76.5) 67 (87.0) 10 (13.0)
 Single 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
 Separated 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
 Widowed 11 (42.3) 15 (57.5) 16 (80.0) 4 (20.0)
Total 31 (28.4) 78 (71.6) 85 (85.9) 14 (14.1)
  χ2 = 6.35 p = 0.09 χ2 = 0.97 p = 0.80
Educational Level
 No formal Education 9 (31.0) 20 (69.0) 24 (85.7) 4 (14.3)
 Primary 11 (50.0) 11 (50.0) 15 (93.8) 1 (6.3)
 Secondary 45 (83.3) 9 (16.7) 42 (82.4) 9 (17.6)
 Tertiary 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 4 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
Total 31 (28.4) 78 (71.6) 85 (85.9) 14 (14.1)
  χ2 = 9.71 p = 0.02 χ2 = 1.99 p = 0.57
Number of Children
 1–2 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0) 6 (85.7) 1 (14.3)
 3–4 8 (20.0) 32 (80.0) 27 (79.4) 7 (20.6)
 5 and above 21 (34.4) 40 (65.6) 52 (89.7) 6 (10.3)
Total 31 (28.4) 78 (71.6) 85 (85.9) 14 (14.1)
  χ2 = 2.52 p = 0.28 χ2 = 1.85 p = 0.39