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Table 6 Number of participants that mentioned specific issues according to data collection methods

From: Potential barriers to and facilitators of civil society organization engagement in increasing immunization coverage in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria: an implementation research

Issue discussed Number of participants that mentioned the issue
FGD KII IDI
Difficult terrain and geographic inaccessibility 72 26 3
Cultural festivities 13 18  
Patronage of traditional medical practice 60 26 3
Wrongful attribution of disease to immunization 38 7  
Effect of religious beliefs and practices, belief in traditional deities 18 24 1
Protection of the firstborn child    1
Patriarchy, male child preference, women’s low decision-making power and lack of male involvement 20 2 1
Myths, misconceptions, superstitions and misinformation regarding immunization 60 20 2
Distrust in vaccinators who are not from the community and the poor attitude of some female caregivers 13 12  
Health system challenges 31 17 2
Religion 38 24 3
Traditional social control mechanisms 130 26 2
Existence of pro-vaccine community members 3 2 1
Community perception of CSO engagement 15 24  
Assistance that CSOs expect from the community 18 26  
Past experience in immunization 32 26  
CSOs assist in repairing the road 2   
CSOs address myths and misconceptions regarding immunization 3 2  
CSOs navigate hard-to-reach areas and assist the vaccinators 7 13 1