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Table 3 Most common reasons for being un-/under vaccinated against HPV within each ethnic group (n = 255)

From: Girls’ explanations for being unvaccinated or under vaccinated against human papillomavirus: a content analysis of survey responses

  Ethnicity n (column %)
  White (n = 79) Black (n = 76) Asian (n = 51) Other (n = 49)
Lack of parental consent (without explanation) 5 (6.3) 15 (19.7) 7 (13.7) 4 (8.2)
Lack of parental consent (with explanation) 22 (27.9) 17 (22.4) 6 (11.8) 9 (18.4)
Safety concerns 21 (26.6) 18 (23.7) 6 (11.8) 8 (16.3)
The vaccine isn’t needed 11 (13.3) 13 (17.1) 11 (21.6) 4 (8.2)
Administrative reasons 18 (22.8) 13 (17.1) 13 (25.5) 11 (22.5)
Need for more information 4 (5.1) 5 (6.6) 1 (2.0) 4 (8.2)
Procedural issues 12 (15.2) 5 (6.6) 1 (2.0) 6 (12.2)
General vaccination beliefs 1 (1.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (6.1)
Health reasons 5 (6.3) 1 (1.3) 3 (5.9) 5 (10.2)
Other reasons 6 (7.6) 10 (13.2) 10 (19.6) 5 (10.2)