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Table 1 Characteristics of the participating school nurses (n = 851) according to attitude to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

From: School nurses’ attitudes and experiences regarding the human papillomavirus vaccination programme in Sweden: a population-based survey

  Attitude to HPV vaccination  
Variables Positive (n = 446) Ambivalen (n = 314) Negative (n = 91) p-valuea
Age (years), mean (SD) 52.0 (7.7) 51.9 (7.2) 50.6 (7.5) 0.276
Years as a school nurse, mean (SD) 10.6 (7.9) 9.7 (6.6) 9.6 (5.9) 0.190
Sex     0.309b
−Female, n (%) 438 (52.1) 311 (37.0) 91 (10.8)  
−Male, n (%) 8 (72.7) 3 (27.3) 0 (0.0)  
Employment     0.364
−Public school, n (%) 411 (52.6) 290 (37.1) 80 (10.2)  
−Private school, n (%) 35 (50.0) 24 (34.3) 11 (15.7)  
Perceived knowledge     <0.001
−High 277 (60.1) 152 (33.0) 32 (6.9)  
−Ambivalent 120 (42.7) 120 (42.7) 41 (14.6)  
−Low 49 (45.0) 42 (38.5) 18 (16.5)  
Education received about HPV     <0.001
−High 122 (62.2) 67 (34.2) 7 (3.6)  
−Medium 290 (52.7) 200 (36.4) 60 (10.9)  
−Low 33 (31.7) 47 (45.2) 24 (23.1)  
Use of financial support     0.126
−Found an additional school nurse 108 (59.0) 63 (34.4) 12 (6.6)  
−Other 32 (51.6) 25 (40.3) 5 (8.1)  
−Not used to cover extra expenses 305 (50.4) 226 (37.4) 74 (12.2)  
  1. a p-values from ANOVA and Pearson’s χ2-test for categorical and ordinal variables.
  2. bUnreliable because of too few male school nurses included.