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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics, vaccination status and gynaecological history of women as a whole and of mothers of 14–18 year old daughters

From: French women’s knowledge of and attitudes towards cervical cancer prevention and the acceptability of HPV vaccination among those with 14 – 18 year old daughters: a quantitative-qualitative study

Characteristic Whole population Mothers of a 14–18 yr old daughter Interviewed mothers
N (%) (N=1,478) (N=210) (N=32)
 18-29 309 (20.9) - -
 30-39 393 (26.6) 40 (19.1) 9 (28.1)
 40-49 414 (28.0) 150 (71.4) 21 (65.6)
 50-65 362 (24.5) 20 (9.5) 2 (6.3)
Employment    
 In employment 942 (69.6) 159 (79.5) 17 (53.2)
 Unemployed/Housewife/Retired 411 (30.7) 41 (20.5) 15 (46.9)
Educational level
 Studies ongoing 100 (7.5) 1 (0.5) -
 Lower secondary 540 (40.6) 99 (52.1) 24 (75.0)
 Upper secondary, non tertiary 606 (45.6) 81 (42.6) 8 (25.0)
 Tertiary 83 (6.2) 8 (4.2) -
 Social/financial assistance1 67 (4.9) 6 (3.1) 5 (15.6)
Marital status    
 Married/Living with a partner 1034 (70.5) 178 (86.0) 22 (68.8)
 Single/Divorced/Widowed 431 (29.5) 29 (14.0) 10 (31.3)
Vaccination status themselves
 Diphtheria-Tetanus-Poliomyelitis and BCG 1376 (93.1) 200 (95.2) 32 (100.0)
 Measles, Mumps and Rubella 714 (48.3) 86 (40.9) 9 (28.1)
 Hepatitis B 754 (51.0) 74 (35.2) 11 (34.4)
Vaccination status of their children2
 Diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis and BCG vaccine 1 096 (96.1) 205 (97.6) 32 (100.0)
 Measles, Mumps and Rubella 837 (73.4) 172 (81.9) 21 (65.6)
 Chickenpox 108 (9.5) 20 (9.5) 2 (6.3)
 Rotavirus 10 (0.9) 0 (0.0) -
 Pneumococcus 257 (22.5) 38 (18.1) 5 (15.6)
 Hepatitis B 568 (49.8) 103 (51.8) 16 (50.0)
Current cigarette smoker 248 (16.8) 33 (16.6) 6 (18.8)
Usual frequency of gynaecologic follow-up
 Each year 907 (63.6) 144 (70.6) 18 (56.3)
 Every 2–3 years 305 (21.4) 38 (18.6) 7 (21.9)
 Less than every 2–3 years/Never 213 (14.9) 22 (10.8) 7 (21.9)
Pap test within the last 3 years 1186 (82.9) 180 (87.0) 26 (81.3)
History of abnormal Pap test 147 (9.9) 27 (13.1) 4 (12.5)
Gynaecologic surgery 161 (10.9) 21 (10.7) 3 (9.4)
Sexually transmitted diseases 86 (5.8) 17 (8.1) 2 (6.3)
  1. 1In receipt of free health insurance or financial assistance.
  2. 2N= 1140 women who had at least one child.