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Table 3 Knowledge of adolescents in relation to HPV and HPV vaccine (n = 833)

From: “Knowledge and attitudes of Spanish adolescent girls towards human papillomavirus infection: where to intervene to improve vaccination coverage”

  Yes (%) No (%) Don’t know (%)
Diseases related to HPV
Penis cancer 46 (5.5) 628 (75.4) 159 (19.1)
Ovarian cancer 326 (39.1) 314 (37.7) 193 (23.3)
Genital warts 117 (14.0) 438 (52.6) 278 (33.4)
Cervical cancer 750 (90.0) 22 (2.6) 61 (7.3)
Transmission
Lack of hygiene 29 (3.5) 683 (82.0) 121 (14.5)
Intimate kissing 19 (2.3) 706 (84.8) 108 (13.0)
Transmitted by boys 224 (26.9) 425 (51.0) 184 (22.1)
Sexual intercourse 718 (86.2) 26 (3.1) 89 (10.7)
Ways of preventing HPV diseases
Hand washing 67 (8.0) 551 (66.1) 214 (25.7)
Good hygiene 429 (51.9) 273 (32.8) 130 (15.6)
Condoms 699 (83.9) 45 (5.4) 88 (10.6)
Cannot be prevented 104 (12.5) 389 (46.7) 338 (40.6)
HPV vaccine
If vaccinated I will never get HPV infection 289 (34.7) 539 (64.7) 5 (0.6)
If vaccinated I will not need condom any longer in sexual intercourses 10 (1.2) 821 (98.6) 2 (0.2)
If vaccinated I will need cervical cancer screening 789 (94.7) 42 (5.0) 2 (0.2)
HPV vaccine completely protects against cervical cancer 211 (25.3) 612 (73.5) 10 (1.2)