Table 1

Main reasons for accepting HPV vaccination

Women accepting HPV vaccination (%)


1. Reason

Age 16-20 years (N = 100)

Age 21-26 years (N = 101)


To prevent cervical cancer

84

83

Recommended by parents

33

13

Close relatives with cancer

18

14

Because it is available

21

10

Othera

5

19

Recommended by GP

6

11

High risk of cervical cancer

3

8

High risk of HPV infection

5

4

To prevent genital warts

5

4

Recommended by friends

2

4

Recommended by sibling

0

2

Recommended by partner

1

0


aOther included: various (e.g. work-related) experiences with cancer, vaccine paid for by parents or participating in a vaccine trial.

Mortensen BMC Public Health 2010 10:68   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-68

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