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Table 4 Multivariate predictors of having Pap smear and acceptance of HPV vaccine among FSW (N = 360)

From: HPV and cervical cancer related knowledge, awareness and testing behaviors in a community sample of female sex workers in China

   Had a pap smear Willing to have an HPV vaccinea
   Unadjusted OR (95%CI)d p-value Adjusted ORb(95%CI) d p-value Unadjusted OR (95%CI)d p-value Adjusted ORb(95%CI)d p-value
Age group 25 years of age and older 1.64 (0.90,2.99) 0.108 -- n/a 1.20 (0.79,1.83) 0.391 -- n/a
Younger than 25 years old 1.00 -- 1.00 --
Ethnicity Han 0.35 (0.08,1.53) 0.164 -- n/a 1.37 (0.64,2.93) 0.419 -- n/a
Non-Han 1.00 -- 1.00 --
Residency Rural 0.88 (0.48,1.62) 0.678 -- n/a 0.86 (0.56,1.34) 0.508 -- n/a
Urban 1.00 -- 1.00 --
Marital status Currently married 0.95 (0.52,1.73) 0.867 -- n/a 0.88 (0.57,1.35) 0.555 -- n/a
Not current married 1.00 -- 1.00 --
Education At least nine-year schooling 0.59 (0.32,1.09) 0.094 -- n/a 0.96 (0.63,1.47) 0.841 -- n/a
Less than nine-year schooling 1.00 -- 1.00 --
Length of working (months) c 1.01 (1.00,1.02) 0.004 1.01 (1.00,1.02) 0.320 1.01 (1.00,1.01) 0.044 1.00 (1.00,1.01) 0.392
Length of working in commercial sex (months) c 1.03 (1.02,1.04) 0.000 1.01 (0.99,1.04) 0.224 1.02 (1.01,1.03) 0.005 1.01 (1.00,1.03) 0.044
Monthly income (per 100Yuan) c 1.02 (1.01,1.03) 0.005 1.00 (0.99,1.02) 0.605 1.00 (0.99,1.01) 0.437 -- n/a
Perceived risk of cervical cancer High-perceived 1.15 (0.45,2.91) 0.768 -- n/a 0.86 (0.43,1.72) 0.669 -- n/a
Low perceived 1.00 -- 1.00 --
Knowledge on HPV & cervical cancer c 1.52 (1.32,1.76) 0.000 1.35 (1.15,1.59) 0.000 1.08 (0.98,1.18) 0.133 -- n/a
Had regular health check-up Yes 0.51 (0.24,1.12) 0.094 -- n/a 2.09 (1.09,4.00) 0.027 1.95 (1.01,3.77) 0.047
No 1.00 -- 1.00 1.00
Had HIV testing Yes 13.38 (6.88,26.02) 0.000 11.14 (5.36,23.15) 0.000 1.58 (0.87,2.85) 0.130 -- n/a
  No 1.00   1.00   1.00   --  
  1. Note: a Willingness to take an HPV vaccine combines those are willing to take the vaccine if free and those willing to take vaccine even if not for free; b Adjusted models only included statistically significant variables in the unadjusted analyses; c Serving as continuous variables in the regression models; d 95%CI means 95% confidence interval.