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Table 3 Parental pertussis immunization by time relation to child’s birth and by advisor, 2012 and 2013 study cohorts combined

From: Protecting newborns from pertussis – the challenge of complete cocooning

Advisor <10 years before birth During month of birth <6 months after birth Overall
Mother Father Subtotal Mother Father Subtotal Mother Father Subtotal Total
  N N N (%) N N N (%) N N N (%) N (%)
Pediatrician 6 10 16 (10) 18 12 30 (18) 65 52 117 (72) 163 (66)
Gynecologist/obstetrician 13 4 17 (57) 3 1 4 (13) 6 3 9 (30) 30 (12)
General practitioner 5 1 6 (50) 1 1 2 (17) 2 2 4 (33) 12 (5)
Travel medicine clinic 2 5 7 (88) 0 1 1 (13) 0 0 0 (0) 8 (3)
Spouse/partner 0 1 1 (25) 0 3 3 (75) 0 0 0 (0) 4 (2)
Employer 2 1 3 (75) 0 0 0 (0) 1 0 1 (25) 4 (2)
Other a 4 0 4 (67) 1 0 1 (17) 1 0 1 (17) 6 (2)
>1 of the above 2 1 3 (16) 4 3 7 (37) 6 3 9 (47) 19 (8)
Total 34 23 57 (23) 27 21 48 (20) 81 60 141 (57) 246 (100)b
  1. aRecommendation from internet (N = 2)/from media (N = 1), family member (N = 2), midwife (N = 1).
  2. bDifferent Total compared to Figure 3; advisor unknown in 35 mothers and 20 fathers and 11 parents received immunization >6 months after birth of child.