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Table 3 Attitudes about vaccination and the HPV vaccine among parents with children between the ages of 9 and 17 in São Paulo, Brazil, 2015

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

  HPV vaccine eligible N (%) HPV vaccine ineligible N (%)
Agree Neutral Disagree Agree Neutral Disagree
Vaccinating my children against diseases that can be spread from person to person is important (N = 219) 114 (99.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.9) 104 (100.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
It is important for children and adolescents to be vaccinated against HPV (N = 214) 109 (97.3) 1 (0.9) 2 (1.8) 98 (96.1) 1 (1.0) 3 (2.9)
The HPV vaccine is beneficial for girls between 9 and 13 years old (N = 217) 107 (93.9) 1 (0.9) 6 (5.3) 97 (94.2) 2 (1.9) 4 (3.9)
The HPV vaccine is safe (N = 215) 100 (90.1) 5 (4.5) 6 (5.4) 87 (83.7) 12 (11.5) 5 (4.8)
The HPV vaccine is effective in preventing cervical cancer (N = 207) 98 (90.7) 4 (3.7) 6 (5.6) 95 (96.0) 3 (3.0) 1 (1.0)
The HPV vaccine is beneficial for women over the age of 13 (N = 209) 90 (83.3) 1 (0.9) 17 (15.7) 84 (83.2) 5 (4.9) 12 (11.9)
Men should be vaccinated against HPV (N = 213) 85 (74.9) 3 (2.7) 24 (21.4) 85 (84.2) 3 (3.0) 13 (12.9)
The HPV vaccine is beneficial for men (N = 202) 66 (62.3) 3 (2.8) 37 (34.9) 62 (64.6) 6 (6.2) 28 (29.2)