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Table 1 Main reasons for accepting HPV vaccination

From: Drivers and barriers to acceptance of human-papillomavirus vaccination among young women: a qualitative and quantitative study

  Women accepting HPV vaccination (%)
1. Reason Age 16-20 years (N = 100) Age 21-26 years (N = 101)
To prevent cervical cancer 84 83
Recommended by parents 33 13
Close relatives with cancer 18 14
Because it is available 21 10
Othera 5 19
Recommended by GP 6 11
High risk of cervical cancer 3 8
High risk of HPV infection 5 4
To prevent genital warts 5 4
Recommended by friends 2 4
Recommended by sibling 0 2
Recommended by partner 1 0
  1. aOther included: various (e.g. work-related) experiences with cancer, vaccine paid for by parents or participating in a vaccine trial.
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