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Table 4 Parental pertussis immunization rate following recommendation by advisor, 2012 and 2013 study cohorts combined

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

Advisora Mothers Fathers Overall
N immunization received/N immunization recommended (%) N immunization received/N immunization recommended (%) N immunization received/N immunization recommended (%)
Pediatrician 99/162 (61) 77/140 (55) 176/302 (58)
Gynecologist/obstetrician 22/34 (65) 12/19 (63) 34/53 (64)
GP 10/12 (83) 4/7 (57) 14/19 (74)
Travel medicine clinic 2/4 (50) 6/8 (75) 8/12 (67)
Midwife 5/9 (56) 2/2 (100) 7/11 (64)
Partner 0/0 (0) 7/9 (78) 7/9 (78)
Employer 5/6 (83) 1/1 (100) 6/7 (86)
Internet 4/5 (80) 1/1 (100) 5/6 (83)
Unknown 1/3 (33) 1/3 (33) 2/6 (33)
Other b 4/10 (40) 1/5 (20) 5/15 (33)
>1 of the above 12/13 (92) 7/8 (88) 19/21 (90)
Total 164/258 (64) 119/203 (59) 283/461 (61)
  1. aMentioned if N total > 5.
  2. bFriend (N = 5), children’s hospital (N = 4), family (N = 3), recommendation from media (N = 2) or general health promotion (N = 1).