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Table 3 Participants’ rating of public health information (PHI) on the HPV vaccine

From: Gaps in detailed knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine among medical students in Scotland

Year 2008 2009
  Female Male Female Male
  % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Q1. How would you rate the PHI on the HPV vaccine?     
Poor 10 (10) 20 (10) 7 (6) 9 (9)
Not bad 64 (64) 60 (30) 46 (54) 35 (36)
Very good 25 (25) 18 (9) 43 (49) 33 (33)
Don’t know 1 (1) 2 (1) 4 (5) 22 (22)
Q2. Where have you heard/seen information on the current HPV vaccination programme? Tick all that apply.     
TV advertisement 72 (72) 66 (33) 79 (90) 23 (23)
Radio advertisement 24 (24) 18 (9) 31 (35) 30 (30)
Information leaflet 34 (34) 28 (14) 55 (63) 47 (48)
Poster in a pharmacy    45 (51) 50 (50)
Internet    42 (48) 41 (41)
School/College/University 42 (42) 62 (31) 75 (85) 68 (68)
GP/Doctor 26 (26) 8 (4) 18 (21) 2 (2)
Word of mouth 71 (71) 78 (39) 63 (72) 77 (77)
I have not seen/heard anything 1 (1) 2 (1) 3 (3) 3 (3)
Other*    3 (4) 5 (5)
  1. * reported as newspapers, clinical journals.