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Table 3 Association of demographic, personal/family factors and perception of vaccine with initiation of HPV vaccination

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

  Intention/Action (%) Contemplation/Pre-contemplation (%) P value
Mother education level secondary or above 313 (N = 374) (83.7%) 414 (N = 531) (77%) 0.03*
Family income > HK$30,000 107 (N = 253) (42.3%) 168 (N = 532) (31.6%) 0.03*
Reasonable cost of vaccine 361 (N = 427) (84.5%) 542 (N = 606) (89.4%) 0.02*
Comments from relatives and close friends 299 (N = 427) (70%) 470 (N = 606) (78%) 0.01*
  1. N = Number of respondents in the Intention/Action group or Contemplation/Pre-contemplation group with valid data.
  2. % = Percentage of respondents who met the study factor within the group.
  3. *= P value with statistical significance.