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Table 2 Socio-demographic profiles of parents holding different views on HPV vaccination without parental consent.

From: A semi-qualitative study of attitudes to vaccinating adolescents against human papillomavirus without parental consent

  Vaccination without parental consent  
Characteristic Positive % (No) Less Positive (%) No Other % (No) Total % (No)† p value*
Parental Age (years)      
   ≤30 47.1 (8) 41.2 (7) 11.8 (2) 7.1 (17)  
   31 – 40 36.4 (40) 45.5 (50) 18.2 (20) 46.2 (110)  
   > 40 42.3 (47) 35.1 (39) 22.5 (25) 46.6 (111) 0.5
Child receives free school meals      
   No 45.5 (80) 36.9 (65) 17.6 (31) 73.6 (176)  
   Yes 30.2 (19) 46.0 (65) 23.8 (15) 26.4 (63) 0.1
Religion      
   None 46.3 (19) 36.6 (15) 17.1 (7) 17.1 (17)  
   Catholic 32.7 (16) 32.7 (16) 36.2 (17) 20.4 (49)  
   Protestant 44.2 (50) 41.6 (47) 14.2 (16) 47.1 (113)  
   Muslim 33.3 (6) 50.0 (9) 16.7 (3) 7.5 (18) 0.2
Ethnic Group      
   White 45.5 (75) 32.1 (53) 22.4 (37) 67.6 (165)  
   Black Caribbean 39.1 (9) 47.8 (11) 13.0 (3) 9.4 (23)  
   Black African 27.8 (5) 50.0 (9) 22.2 (4) 7.4 (18)  
   India Sub-continent 28.6 (8) 57.1 (16) 14.3 (4) 11.5 (28)  
   Others‡ 20.0 (2) 80.0 (8) 0.0 (0) 4.1 (10) 0.03
  1. † Total varies due to occasional missing data * Pearson's chi square
  2. ‡ eg. Chinese, Arab
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