Table 1

Factors associated with adequate HPV knowledge among men aware of HPV, attending an STI clinic in Puerto Rico
Variables Adequate HPV Knowledge*(n=106)
Total (%) n=202 No (%) Yes (%) p-value**
Sociodemographic characteristics
Age (years) 0.969
  Mean ± SD 37.8 ± 13.1 36.6 ± 13.2 41.3 ± 17.4
Educational Level 0.607
  < High School 36 (17.8) 9 (12.0) 3 (9.7)
  High School 74 (36.6) 28 (37.3) 9 (29.0)
  > High School 92 (45.5) 38 (50.7) 19 (61.3)
Employment 0.915
  No 77 (38.1) 21 (28.0) 9 (29.0)
  Yes 125 (61.9) 54 (72.0) 22 (71.0)
Individual Annual Income 0.572
  None 57 (28.2) 16 (21.3) 5 (16.1)
  < $15,000 104 (51.5) 40 (53.3) 20 (64.5)
  ≥ $15,000 41 (20.3) 19 (25.3) 6 (19.4)
Health Insurance 0.788
  None 37 (18.3) 13 (18.1) 4 (13.8)
  Public 119 (58.9) 16 (22.2) 8 (27.6)
  Private 39 (19.3) 43 (59.7) 17 (58.6)
Behavioral Factors
Tobacco Use (last 90 days) 0.253
  No 96 (47.5) 32 (42.7) 17 (54.8)
  Yes 106 (52.5) 43 (57.3) 14 (45.2)
Alcohol Use (last 90 days) 0.812
  No 82 (40.6) 26 (34.7) 10 (32.3)
  Yes 120 (59.4) 49 (65.3) 21 (67.7)
Drug Use (last 90 days) 0.132
  No 128(63.4) 44 (58.7) 23 (74.2)
  Yes 74(36.6) 31 (41.3) 8 (25.8)
Female Sexual Partners (last 90 days) 0.589
  None 100 (49.5) 37 (49.3) 17 (54.8)
  1 partner 77 (38.1) 28 (37.3) 12 (38.7)
  > 1 partner 25 (12.4) 10 (13.3) 2 (6.5)
Sexual Identity 0.028
  Non-MSM 142 (70.3) 51 (68.0) 14 (45.2)
  MSM 59 (29.2) 24 (32.0) 17 (54.8)
Lifetime history of STIs (self-reported)
Herpes 0.001**
  No 171 (84.7) 70 (93.3) 21 (67.7)
  Yes 30 (14.9) 5 (6.7) 10 (32.3)
Gonorrhea 0.120
  No 170 (84.2) 65 (86.7) 23 (74.2)
  Yes 31 (15.3) 10 (13.3) 8 (25.8)
HIV 0.913
  No 118 (58.4) 42 (56.0) 17 (54.8)
  Yes 84 (41.6) 33 (44.0) 14 (45.2)
Genital Warts 0.009
  No 156 (77.3) 58 (77.3) 16 (51.6)
  Yes 45 (22.3) 17 (22.7) 15 (48.4)
Chlamydia 1.000**
  No 179 (88.6) 68 (90.7) 28 (90.3)
  Yes 21 (10.4) 7 (9.3) 3 (9.7)
Syphilis 0.530
  No 168 (83.2) 62 (82.7) 24 (77.4)
  Yes 33 (16.3) 13 (17.3) 7 (22.6)

*Only those that reported having heard about HPV were included in this analysis. Adequate knowledge was defined as a score of at least 70% of the correct responses.

**Fisher’s exact tests were performed.

Colón-López et al.

Colón-López et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:346   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-346

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