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Table 3 HPV Vaccine Knowledge among study participants

From: No difference in sexual behavior of adolescent girls following Human Papilloma Virus vaccination: a case study two districts in Uganda; Nakasongola and Luwero

Parameter Nakasongola (n = 200) Luweero (n = 200) P- value
Freq. Percent (95% CI) Freq. Percent (95% CI)
Ever heard about HPV vaccine:
Yes 187 93.5 (89.1 – 96.5) 5 2.5 (0.8 – 5.7) *<.0001
No 13 6.5 (3.5 – 10.9) 195 97.5 (94.3 – 99.2)  
Know how HPV is transmitted:
Yes 83 41.5 (34.6 – 48.7) 79 39.5 (32.7 – 46.6) 0.684
No 117 58.5 (51.3 – 65.4) 121 60.5 (53.4 – 67.3)  
Know how HPV is Prevented:
Yes 130 65.0 (58.0 – 71.6) 73 36.5 (29.8 – 43.6) *<.0001
No 70 35.0 (28.4 – 42.0) 127 63.5 (56.4 – 70.2)  
Know that HPV vaccine prevents only HPV:
Yes 131 65.5 (58.5 – 72.1) 21 10.5 (6.6 – 15.6) *<.0001
No 69 34.5 (27.9 – 41.5) 179 89.5 (84.4 – 93.4)  
Think that HPV vaccine prevents other STDs:
Yes 85 42.5 (35.6 – 49.7) 63 31.5 (25.1 – 38.4) *<.0001
No 105 52.5 (45.3 – 59.6) 82 41.0 (34.1 – 48.2)  
Don’t know 10 5.0 (2.4 – 9.0) 55 27.5 (21.4 – 34.2)  
Think that HPV vaccination will make girls sexually active :
Yes 14 7.0 (3.9 – 11.5) 18 9.0 (5.4 – 13.9) <.0001
No 173 86.5 (81.0 – 90.9) 132 66.0 (59.0 – 72.5)  
Don’t know 13 6.5 (3.5 – 10.9) 50 25.0 (19.2 – 31.6)  
  1. *Significant at 5% significance level.
  2. The proportion of girls who had ever heard about HPV vaccine, knew how HPV was prevented and knew that the vaccine prevented HPV only was significantly higher in Nakasongola than Luwero. Significantly, more girls in Nakasongola did not think that HPV vaccination would make girls become sexually active.