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Table 2 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Increasing girls’ knowledge about human papillomavirus vaccination with a pre-test and a national leaflet: a quasi-experimental study

Characteristics Group A Group B  
  (n = 119) (n = 118) p-value
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age (years) (12.2) (0.50) (12.2) (0.45) 0.82
Age range (years) 11-14   11-13   
  n (%) n (%)  
Educational level      0.76
Low 29 (24.4) 26 (22.0)  
Intermediate 41 (34.4) 46 (39.0)  
High 49 (41.2) 46 (39.0)  
Religion      0.40
None 52 (44.4) 59 (50.0)  
Christian 64 (54.7) 56 (47.5)  
Islam 1 (0.9) 1 (0.8)  
Other 0 (0.0) 2 (1.7)  
Country of birth of participants      0.74
The Netherlands 115 (96.6) 112 (94.9)  
Country of birth of parents      0.75
Both parents born in the Netherlands 102 (86.4) 97 (86.6)  
One parent born outside the Netherlands 9 (7.6) 9 (8.0)  
Both parents born outside the Netherlands 7 (5.9) 6 (5.4)  
HPV vaccinated before completion of questionnaire      
Yes 22 (18.5) 17 (14.5) 0.52
Intention if not vaccinated      0.26
Low 12 (12.5) 21 (21)  
Neutral 18 (18.8) 19 (19)  
High 66 (68.7) 60 (60)  
  1. Note: Group A and B had no significant differences regarding demographic characteristics and HPV vaccination history.