Table 2

Univariate analysis: behavioral determinants and declining the HPV vaccination
Determinants Vaccinated n = 307 Not vaccinated n = 162 Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value
It’s not likely that my daughter gets infected with HPV some day 81/306 (26.5%) 59/162 (36.4%) 1.59 (1.06–2.39) 0.03
I don’t believe HPV can be extremely harmful 37/304 (12.2%) 39/162 (24.1%) 2.29 (1.39–3.77) 0.001
It’s not possible that my daughter gets infected with HPV some day 27/305 (8.9%) 13/160 (8.1%) 0.91 (0.46–1.82) 0.79
I don’t believe HPV can cause cervical cancer 24/305 (7.9%) 7/161 (4.3%) 0.53 (0.22–1.26) 0.15
It’s not possible that my daughter gets cervical cancer in the future 15/306 (4.9%) 3/162 (1.9%) 0.37 (0.10–1.28) 0.10
I don’t believe that cervical cancer is a serious disease 4/305 (1.3%) 1/162 (0.6%) 0.47 (0.05–4.22) 0.49
It’s not likely that my daughter gets cervical cancer in the future 80/306 (26.1%) 62/160 (38.8%) 1.79 (1.19–2.69) 0.01
Cervical cancer is not something I’m worried about right now for my daughter 117/305 (38.4%) 60/162 (37%) 0.95 (0.64–1.40) 0.78
Vaccines aren’t effective in preventing diseases 12/303 (4.0%) 25/153 (16.3%) 4.74 (2.31–9.72) <0.001
HPV is not that serious to get vaccinated for 6/302 (2%) 24/155 (15.5%) 9.04 (3.61–22.63) <0.001

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Gefenaite et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:498   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-498

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