Table 3

Univariate analysis: knowledge, concerns, organisational determinants and declining the HPV vaccination
Determinants Vaccinated n = 307 (65.5%) Not vaccinated n = 162 (34.5%) Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value
I’m very worried about the side effects of the HPV vaccination 79/301 (26.2%) 140/160 (87.5%) 19.67 (11.53–33.56) <0.001
We know way too little about the effects of the vaccine 172/298 (57.7%) 158/161 (98.1%) 38.58 (12.03–123.71) <0.001
We don’t know a lot about the side effects of the vaccine 179/298 (60.1%) 155/161 (96.3%) 17.17 (7.36–40.09) <0.001
It’s not very important that my children receive all their vaccinations 10/305 (3.3%) 51/156 (32.7%) 14.33 (7.02–29.25) <0.001
I won’t do everything to prevent my daughter getting cervical cancer 7/306 (2.3%) 9/159 (5.7%) 2.56 (0.94–7.02) 0.06
There are already too many vaccines in the Dutch vaccination program 14/306 (4.6%) 26/160 (16.3%) 4.05 (2.05–8.00) <0.001
I would had have more information to make a good decision 143/305 (46.9%) 136/160 (85.0%) 6.42 (3.94–10.47) <0.001
I feel I didn’t get enough information to make a good decision 93/303 (30.7%) 95/161 (59%) 3.25 (2.18–4.84) <0.001
I think the information about the vaccine provided by the government was very limited/biased 115/301 (38.2%) 150/154 (97.4%) 60.65 (21.88–168.17) <0.001
I think the information about the vaccine provided by the government was not very clear 119/304 (39.1%) 138/160 (86.3%) 9.75 (5.88–16.17) <0.001
I don’t believe/trust that the government would stop vaccinations if there was evidence of serious side effects 14/305 (4.6%) 87/156 (55.8%) 26.21 (14.06–48.84) <0.001
The government is strongly influenced by the vaccine producers 49/284 (17.3%) 126/153 (82.4%) 22.38 (13.34–37.54) <0.001
There weren’t enough locations to get the vaccination 9/306 (2.9%) 6/158 (3.8%) 1.30 (0.46–3.73) 0.62
It wasn’t very clear when my daughter could get the HPV vaccine 12/306 (3.9%) 6/158 (3.8%) 0.97 (0.36–2.63) 0.95
Doctors do not take parents seriously regarding the side effects of vaccinations 35/295 (11.9%) 64/155 (41.3%) 5.22 (3.25–8.41) <0.001
I think it’s good that the HPV vaccine exists, but not at this age 31/303 (10.2%) 79/152 (52.0%) 9.50 (5.82–15.49) <0.001
I don’t think my daughter is very capable to make her own decision about accepting the vaccination 208/302 (68.9%) 112/158 (70.9%) 1.10 (0.72–1.68) 0.66
I would get my daughter vaccinated if the vaccine wasn’t only for girls but also for boys 141/303 (46.5%) 12/155 (7.7%) 0.10 (0.05–0.18) <0.001
Girls who had the HPV vaccination would be more likely to have unprotected sex 5/306 (1.6%) 19/155 (12.3%) 8.38 (3.07–22.92) <0.001
Having the HPV vaccination might make girls more likely to have sex 21/305 (6.9%) 34/161 (21.1%) 3.62 (2.02–6.49) <0.001
I would strongly disapprove if my daughter would be sexually active at this age 290/305 (95.1%) 151/162 (93.2%) 0.71 (0.32–1.58) 0.40
Other girls might be vaccinated, but my daughter won’t 7/306 (2.3%) 12/157 (7.6%) 3.54 (1.36–9.17) 0.01

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