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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 293)

From: Implementation of a national school-based Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine campaign in Fiji: knowledge, vaccine acceptability and information needs of parents

  N (%)
Demographics  
Age of respondent (years) (med,IQR) 40 (36,43)
Relationship of respondent to eligible girl  
Mother 235 (80.2 %)
Father 39 (13.3 %)
Other guardian 14 (4.8 %)
Region  
Central/Eastern Division 177 (60.4 %)
Western Division 90 (30.7 %)
Northern Division 26 (8.9 %)
Education of respondent  
Primary school only 40 (13.7 %)
Secondary school or higher 233 (79.5 %)
Household weekly income, $FJ  
<100 86 (29.4 %)
100-199 129 (44.0 %)
200+ 78 (26.6 %)
Vaccine uptake  
Consent given for HPV vaccination  
Yes 230 (78.5 %)
No 44 (15.0 %)
Don’t know 19 (6.5 %)
Eligible girl reported to have received all three doses  
Yes 170 (73.9 %)
No 39 (17.0 %)
Don’t know 21 (9.1 %)
Eligible girl reported to receive other routine school vaccines  
Yes 270 (92.2 %)
No 1 (0.3 %)
Don’t know 19 (6.5 %)
Awareness and knowledge  
Heard of HPV before campaign  
Yes 30 (10.2 %)
No 242 (82.6 %)
Don’t know 17 (5.8 %)
Heard of cervical cancer before campaign  
Yes 62 (21.2 %)
No 222 (75.8 %)
Don’t know 8 (2.7 %)
Consider cervical cancer common in Fiji  
Yes 193 (65.9 %)
No 39 (13.3 %)
Don’t know 60 (20.5 %)
Consider women in Fiji at risk of HPV  
Yes 190 (64.9 %)
No 73 (24.9 %)
Don’t know 26 (8.9 %)
Heard of pap smear  
Yes 219 (74.7 %)
No 51 (17.4 %)
Don’t know 22 (7.5 %)
How important for women in Fiji to have pap smear (among those who have heard of pap smear)  
Very important 211/219 (96.4 %)
Somewhat important 6/219 (2.7 %)
Don’t know 2/219 (0.9 %)
Vaccine information and decision-making  
Satisfied with access to information for decision-making  
Yes 196 (66.9 %)
No 38 (13.0 %)
Don’t know 54 (18.4 %)
Discussed decision with family member  
Yes 182 (62.1 %)
No 104 (35.5 %)
Don’t know 0
Involved daughter in decision  
Yes 213 (72.7 %)
No 62 (21.2 %)
Don’t know 14 (4.8 %)
Obtained advice from health provider or other community member  
Yes 48 (16.4 %)
No 202 (68.9 %)
Don’t know 37 (12.6 %)
Main source of HPV vaccine information  
Campaign information pamphlet 219 (74.7 %)
Consent letter 11 (3.8 %)
Newspaper 40 (13.7 %)
Radio 10 (3.4 %)
Magazine article 1 (0.3 %)
  1. NB Percentages for each variable may not equal 100 due to missing data