Table 2

Immunisation uptake and breast feeding for white, mixed, South Asian and black/black British ethnic groups

Ethnic groupUptakeOR
NTotal(%)Unadjusted OR (95% CI)p ValueAdjusted OR (95% CI)p Value
Uptake of MMR vaccine*
 All ethnic groups101061126190
 White560063928811
 Mixed759846901.23 (0.98 to 1.56)0.081.28 (0.99 to 1.64)0.06
 Pakistani17161802952.82 (2.24 to 3.55)<0.0012.84 (2.20 to 3.65)<0.001
 Indian281294963.06 (1.74 to 5.36)<0.0013.00 (1.58 to 5.67)0.002
 Bangladeshi354373952.64 (1.65 to 4.21)<0.0012.71 (1.67 to 4.40)<0.001
 Black/black British13961554901.25 (1.04 to 1.50)0.021.52 (1.24 to 1.86)<0.001
Uptake of triple vaccine
 All ethnic groups188182020393
 White10236110889211
 Mixed13301461910.85 (0.70 to 1.03)0.090.80 (0.65 to 0.99)0.04
 Pakistani31213280951.63 (1.37 to 1.94)<0.0011.78 (1.47 to 2.16)<0.001
 Indian511541941.42 (0.98 to 2.06)0.071.22 (0.81 to 1.83)0.35
 Bangladeshi626650962.17 (1.44 to 3.28)<0.0012.60 (1.68 to 4.02)<0.001
 Black/black British29943183941.32 (1.12 to 1.55)<0.0011.58 (1.31 to 1.91)<0.001
Breast feeding at 2 weeks post partum
 All ethnic groups5008894658
 White170046773611
 Mixed363631582.37 (2.00 to 2.81)<0.0013.00 (2.49 to 3.65)<0.001
 Pakistani10971528724.46 (3.93 to 5.06)<0.0014.53 (3.94 to 5.23)<0.001
 Indian211248859.99 (7.01 to 14.2)<0.0018.40 (5.78 to 12.2)<0.001
 Bangladeshi247294849.20 (6.70 to 12.6)<0.00110.51 (7.58 to 14.5)<0.001
 Black/black British139015688913.6 (11.6 to 16.2)<0.00116.35 (13.5 to 19.7)<0.001
  • * Take up of MMR restricted to the number of children who were at least 2 years old at the time the database was compiled.

  • Adjusted for area level of deprivation, parity, parenthood status and age.

  • MMR, mumps, measles and rubella.