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Table 2 Knowledge factors with intention to screen and willingness to vaccinate daughters against cervical cancer

From: Women’s intention to screen and willingness to vaccinate their daughters against cervical cancer – a cross sectional study in eastern Uganda

  Intention to screen (n = 819) Willingness to vaccinate daughters (n = 813)
Characteristic N (%) Unadjusted PR (95% CI) p-value N (%) Unadjusted PR (95% CI) p-value
Early detection of cervical cancer is helpful
No 36 (80.0)    39 (86.7)   
Yes 783 (94.2) 1.18 [1.02–1.36] 0.029* 774 (93.6) 1.08 [0.96–1.21] 0.194
Cervical cancer can be prevented
No 246 (92.8)    246 (92.1)   
Yes 573 (93.8) 1.01 [0.97–1.05] 0.611 567 (93.7) 1.02 [0.98–1.06] 0.412
Knew recommended age for start of cervical cancer screening
No 785 (93.6)    782 (93.5)   
Yes 34 (91.9) 0.98 [0.89–1.08] 0.717 31 (86.1) 0.92 [0.81–1.05] 0.221
Knew that one can be vaccinated against cervical cancer
No 282 (90.7)    280 (90.0)   
Yes 537 (95.0) 1.05 [1.01–1.09] 0.022* 533 (95.0) 1.05 [1.01–1.10] 0.011*
Knew more than one preventive measure for cervical cancer
No 570 (93.4)    580 (94.5)   
Yes 249 (93.6) 1.00 [0.96–1.04] 0.927 233 (90.3) 0.96 [0.91–0.99] 0.047*
Knew more than one symptom of cervical cancer
No 382 (95.0)    387 (96.3)   
Yes 437 (92.2) 0.97 [0.94–1.00] 0.085 426 (90.6) 0.94 [0.01–0.97] 0.001*
Knew at least one test for cervical cancer
No 455 (95.8)    448 (94.9)   
Yes 364 (90.8) 0.95 [0.91–0.98] 0.004* 365 (91.2) 0.96 [0.93–0.99] 0.036*
Knew someone who had ever been screened for cervical cancer
No 538 (93.6)    546 (94.5)   
Yes 281 (93.4) 0.99 [0.96–1.03] 0.905 267 (90.8) 0.96 [0.92–1.00] 0.062
Knew someone who had ever been diagnosed with cervical cancer
No 569 (93.3)    576 (93.9)   
Yes 250 (93.9) 1.00 [0.97–1.04] 0.691 237 (91.5) 0.97 [0.93–1.01] 0.218
Knew someone who had died from cervical cancer
No 568 (93.3)    572 (93.6)   
Yes 251 (94.0) 1.00 [0.97–1.04] 0.676 241 (92.3) 0.99 [0.95–1.03] 0.507
  1. *p < 0.05