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Table 2 Univariate analysis: correlation between demographic characteristics, parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccine and non-compliance to vaccination, Boa Vista, Brazil, 2015

From: Factors related to non-compliance to HPV vaccination in Roraima—Brazil: a region with a high incidence of cervical cancer

Characteristics Yes n (%) Non-compliance to HPV vaccination
Prevalence p value Odds Ratio (CI 95 %)
Parent’s religion Protestant 262 (44,1 %) 17,9 % ns 1,03 (0,576–1,45)
Non protestant 332 (55,9 %) 17,5 %   1
Parent’s schooling Elementary school 203 (26,8 %) 16,7 % ns 0,98 (0,71–1,73)
High school / higher 554 (73,2 %) 16,9 %   1
Monthly household income Up to I$ 400 353 (49,5 %) 16,1 % ns 1,02 (0,61–1,41)
More than I$ 400 360 (50,5 %) 18,6 %   1
Type of school Private school 99 (12,5 %) 43,7 % 0,003 4,51 (1,63–12,46)
Public school 698 (87,5 %) 15,9 %   1
Correct answers in 10 knowledge questions Less than 50 % 287 (38,8 %) 20,2 % 0,02 1,60 (1,05–2,42)
More than 50 % 453 (61,2 %) 13,6 %   1
Knowing that HPV infections is not rare Wrong 400 (50,2 %) 21,5 % 0,001 1,81 (1,24–2,64)
Right 397 (49,8 %) 13,1 %   1
Knowing the recommended age group for vaccination Wrong 700 (87,8 %) 18,3 % 0,04 1,94 (1,02–3,86)
Right 97 (12,2 %) 10,3 %   1
Knowing that the vaccine is effective in preventing HPV Wrong 301 (37,7 %) 20,6 % 0,01 1,62 (1,08–2,41)
Right 496 (62,3 %) 14,0 %   1
Knowing that the vaccine prevents cervical cancer Wrong 152 (19,1 %) 24,4 % 0,01 1,73 (1,14–2,84)
Right 645 (80,9 %) 15,6 %   1
Knowing that HPV is a STD Wrong 248 (31,1 %) 17,7 % ns 1,04 (0,73–1,66)
Right 549 (68,9 %) 17,1 %   1
Knowing that men are affected by HPV Wrong 449 (56,3 %) 18,0 % ns 1,12 (0,71–1,60)
Right 348 (43,7 %) 16,3 %   1
Knowing that HPV causes genital warts Wrong 484 (60,7 %) 18,8 % ns 1,41 (0,92–2,17)
Right 313 (39,3 %) 15,0 %   1
Knowing that HPV causes CC Wrong 152 (19,1 %) 19,7 % ns 1,35 (0,85–2,16)
Right 645 (80,9 %) 16,7 %   1
Knowing that the HPV infection is usually asymptomatic Wrong 610 (76,5 %) 16,1 % ns 0,71 (0,43–1,06)
Right 187 (23,5 %) 21,4 %   1
Knowing that there is no curative treatment for HPV Wrong 731 (91,7 %) 17,6 % ns 1,53 (0,63–3,67)
Right 66 (8,3 %) 13,6 %   1
  1. ns not significant