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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of parents with children between the ages of 9 and 17 in São Paulo, Brazil, 2015, stratified by child eligibility for the HPV vaccine through SUS

From: A cross-sectional survey of parental attitudes towards Human papillomavirus vaccination exclusion categories in Brazil

Characteristic Level Overall (N = 219) HPV vaccine eligible (N = 115) HPV vaccine ineligible (N = 104)
No. % No. % No. %
Gender Female 191 87.2 97 84.4 94 90.4
Male 28 12.8 18 15.6 10 9.6
Age 25–29 32 14.6 22 19.1 10 9.6
30–34 43 19.6 24 20.9 19 18.3
35–39 63 28.8 35 30.4 28 26.9
40–44 36 16.4 14 12.2 22 21.1
45–49 27 12.3 10 8.7 17 16.4
50 or older 18 8.2 10 8.7 8 7.7
Marital statusa Single 74 33.9 40 35.1 34 32.7
Married 144 66.1 74 64.9 70 67.3
Responsible for health-related decisions Self 136 62.1 66 57.4 70 67.3
Spouse 10 4.6 5 4.3 5 4.8
Together 73 33.3 44 38.3 29 27.9
Number of children 1–2 109 49.8 56 48.7 53 50.9
3–4 96 43.8 51 44.3 45 43.3
5 or more 14 6.4 8 7.0 6 5.8
Age of childrenb 9–15 251 43.4 163 52.4 88 32.8
16–20 101 17.4 33 10.6 68 25.4
21 or older 80 13.8 32 10.3 48 17.9
Gender of childrenc Female 298 51.5 205 65.9 175 65.3
Male 281 48.5 106 34.1 93 34.7
  No. USD No. USD No. USD
Monthly income Median 184 $258.20 100 $236.60 84 $271.10
  1. an = 218
  2. b, cn = 579