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Table 1 Gender comparisons of the general characteristics at pretest

From: Awareness of human papillomavirus and factors associated with intention to obtain HPV vaccination among Korean youth: quasi experimental study

Variable Categories Boys ( n=70) Girls ( n=47) χ 2 or t ( p )
n (%) or mean=SD
Age (years)   11.97±0.17 12.00±0.00 1.36 (0.246)
  11 1 (2.9) 0 (0.0)  
  12 68 (97.1) 47 (100.0)  
Feelings about vaccine injection (n=115) Afraid 6 (8.7) 13 (28.3) 7.66 (0.006)
  Not afraid 63 (91.3) 33 (71.1)  
Need for vaccination Know 60 (85.7) 39 (83.0) 0.16 (0.688)
  Don’t know 10 (14.3) 8 (17.0)  
Heard of viruses (n=114) Yes 7 (10.3) 13 (28.3) 6.12 (0.013)
  No 61 (89.7) 33 (71.7)  
Known virusesa Flu/influenza 15 (14.6) 10 (20.0)  
  H1N1 51 (49.5) 16 (32.0)  
  Avian flu 1 (1.0) -  
  Encephalitis 4 (3.9) 1 (2.0)  
  Hepatitis 5 (4.9) -  
  Tetanus 2 (1.9) -  
  Smallpox 2 (1.9) -  
  Varicella 1 (1.0) 2 (4.0)  
  Ebola 1 (1.0) -  
  HPV 2 (1.9) -  
  STD - 1 (2.0)  
  Pneumonia - 2 (4.0)  
  Rabies - 1 (2.0)  
  Don’t know or misunderstand 18 (17.5) 17 (34.0)  
  1. aMultiple responses possible.
  2. STD, sexually transmitted disease; HPV, human papillomavirus.