Table 2

Frequency of responses to questions in the questionnaire in 2008 and 2009: Students' knowledge of HPV and cervical cancer
2008 2009
Female Male Female Male
% (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Q1: HPV is sexually transmitted between males and females:
True 96 (96) 100 (50) 92 (105) 86 (86)
False 4 (4) 0 8 (9) 13 (13)*
Q2: What percentage of cervical cancers do you think HPV is responsible for?
<20% 6 (6) 4 (2) 3 (3) 10 (10)*
20-80% 50 (50) 50 (25) 58 (66) 54 (54)
80-100% 44 (44) 46 (23) 39 (45) 35 (35)*
Q3: There are at least 15 types of HPV that can cause cancer. How many of these types do you think the HPV vaccine protects against?
0-5 HPVs 50 (50) 52 (26) 73 (83)* 51 (50)
5-10 HPVs 36 (36) 30 (15) 24 (27)* 39 (39)
10-15 HPVs 14 (14) 18 (9) 3 (4)* 10 (10)

*= p-value <0.05: significant difference between 2008 and 2009 between the same gender.

McCusker et al.

McCusker et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:264   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-264

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