Table 4

Multivariate analysis: determinants of declining the HPV vaccine.
Determinants Vaccinated n = 307 (65.5%) Not vaccinated n = 162 (34.5%) OR (95% CI) p-value

I think the

information about the vaccine provided by the government was very limited

103/273

(37.3%)

141/145

(97.2%)

13.74 (3.82–49.46) <0.001
I have no trust that the government would stop the vaccinations if there was evidence of serious side effects

13/273

(4.8%)

81/145

(55.9%)

10.13 (4.06–25.60) <0.001
We know way too little about the effects of the vaccine

153/273

(56%)

143/145

(98.6%)

8.34 (1.41–49.50) 0.02
I’m very worried about the side effects of the HPV vaccination

69/273

(25.3%)

127/145

(87.6%)

4.71 (2.13–10.44) <0.001
I don’t believe HPV can be extremely harmful

34/273

(12.5%)

38/145

(26.2%)

4.19 (1.63–10.82) 0.03
The government is strongly influenced by the vaccine producers

47/273

(17.2%)

120/145

(82.8%)

3.60 (1.74–7.47) 0.001
Religious conviction 133/273 (48.7%) 101/145 (69.7%) 2.17 (1.09–4.40) 0.03

Gefenaite et al.

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

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