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Table 1 Percentage of correct responses to HPV questions by women* and men§ in each survey mode

From: Assessing knowledge of human papillomavirus and collecting data on sexual behavior: computer assisted telephone versus face to face interviews

  Women Men
Knowledge items CATI FTFI CATI FTFI
It is important for all women to be screened for HPV 86.6a 86.4a 87.8 86.6
HPV is a serious health issue 85.1 87.7 82.9 79.1
Infection can occur via sexual contact 81.4b 94.5b 87.8 89.6
HPV is associated with abnormal Pap tests 76.2c 63.8c 72.0m 52.2m
HPV is the virus that causes genital warts 69.1d 60.0d 58.5n 56.7n
Infection does not occur via toilet seats 66.5e 76.2e 73.2 82.1
Infection can occur via genital to genital skin contact 61.9f 65.1f 68.3° 61.2°
There is no way to tell if you have HPV 41.8g 39.1g 43.9 43.3
HPV does not always lead to cervical cancer 41.8h 28.9h 52.4p 32.8p
Infection can occur via skin to skin (e.g., fingers, feet) 17.5i 20.4i 23.2 23.9
HPV cannot be cured 17.5j 14.0j 34.1q 17.9q
HPV is not the virus that causes blisters 15.5k 12.3k 17.1 7.5
HPV is not the virus that causes ulcers or sores 11.9l 8.9l 15.9r 1.5r
Mean knowledge score (out of 13) 6.73 6.57 7.17s 6.34s
  1. *N = 429. §N = 147. HPV = human papillomavirus. CATI = computer assisted telephone interview. FTFI = face to face interview. Proportions that share the same superscript differ at p < .05 using chi-square tests