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Table 2 The factors identified to be associated with mean knowledge score

From: Factors influencing adolescent girls’ decision in initiation for human papillomavirus vaccination: a cross-sectional study in Hong Kong

Factors Mean knowledge score# Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Mean difference (95% CI) P Value Unstandardized coefficients (95% CI) P value
Grade S5-S7 S2-S4 0.38 (0.22-0.54) <0.01* 0.35 (0.16-0.55) <0.01*
3.4 3
Information from Newspaper No Newspaper 0.19 (0.03-0.35) 0.02* 0.28 (0.09-0.46) <0.01*
3.36 3.16
Information from Internet No Internet 0.17 (0.01-0.34) 0.04* / /
3.36 3.19
Information from Outdoor advertisement No Outdoor advertisement 0.19 (0.03-0.34) 0.02* / /
3.35 3.16
Information from School No School 0.41 (0.24-0.58) <0.01* 0.49 (0.29-0.69) <0.01*
3.53 3.12
Cancer is a terrifying disease Agree Disagree    0.19 (-0.02-0.40) 0.07
3.28 2.94 0.34 (0.10-0.59) <0.01*
I wish to have more information on cancer prevention Agree disagree 0.24 (0.05-0.42) 0.01* / /
3.31 3.1
  1. #No significant difference in mean knowledge score was found for factors including parents’ working status and education level, family income, living with parents, source of information on HPV from TV, radio, magazine, hospital/clinic, relatives and friends, and agreement on the following statements: School should provide more information on cancer to enhance the knowledge of students, Hong Kong has provided adequate services in promoting prevention of cancer and If I know any ways which can prevent cancer, I am willing to change in an attempt to put them into practice.
  2. *= P value with statistical significance.