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Table 4 Knowledge about HPV, HPV vaccine, transmission, and Brazil’s eligible population for vaccination 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

  Overall N (%) HPV vaccine eligible N (%) HPV vaccine ineligible N (%) X 2 p-value
HPV is transmitted through sexual contact (N = 207)     0.6320
 Truea 175 (82.2) 90 (81.1) 85 (83.3)  
 False 23 (10.8) 14 (12.6) 9 (8.8)  
 Don’t know 15 (7.0) 7 (6.3) 8 (7.8)  
Recommended that both males and females be vaccinated against HPV (N = 207)     0.2095
 Truea 152 (71.4) 75 (66.4) 77 (77.0)  
 False 47 (22.1) 30 (26.5) 17 (17.0)  
 Don’t know 14 (6.6) 8 (7.1) 6 (6.0)  
Currently eligible in Brazil to receive the HPV vaccine (N = 211)     0.5576
 Only girls, 9–13a 141 (65.6) 73 (63.5) 68 (68.0)  
 Only girls, 9–26 7 (3.3) 5 (4.3) 2 (2.0)  
 Girls and boys 9–13 27 (12.6) 14 (12.2) 13 (13.0)  
 Girls and boys, 9–26 30 (14.0) 19 16.5) 11 (11.0)  
 Don’t know 10 (4.7) 4 (3.5) 6 (6.0)  
Girls can be vaccinated against HPV up to age 26 (N = 207)     0.6850
 Truea 100 (47.0) 50 (44.2) 50 (50.0)  
 False 71 (33.3) 39 (34.5) 32 (32.0)  
 Don’t know 42 (19.7) 24 (21.2) 18 (18.0)  
  1. a Indicates correct answer