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Table 3 Attitudes 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)
  N (%) Unadjusted PR (95% CI) p-value N (%) Unadjusted PR (95% CI) p-value
Cervical cancer is a severe disease
No 19 (45.2)    7 (17.1)   
Yes 796 (96.1) 2.12 [1.52–2.96] <0.001* 800 (96.9) 5.68 [2.89–11.12] <0.001*
I am at risk of getting cervical cancer
No 62 (73.8)    47 (56.6)   
Yes 642 (95.8) 1.29 [1.14–1.48] <0.001* 647 (97.3) 1.72 [1.42–2.07] <0.001*
Cervical cancer screening is important
No 20 (52.6)    7 (18.4)   
Yes 788 (95.4) 1.81 [1.34–2.45] <0.001* 802 (97.3) 5.28 [2.70–10.32] <0.001*
Only women who are sexually active need cervical cancer screening
Yes 373 (95.9)    378 (96.9)   
No 358 (90.9) 0.95 [0.91–0.98] 0.005 351 (89.5) 0.92 [0.89–0.96] <0.001*
Women who have had sexually transmitted infections are more likely to get cervical cancer
No 169 (86.2)    152 (79.2)   
Yes 578 (96.0) 1.11 [1.05–1.18] <0.001* 588 (97.7) 1.23 [1.15–1.33] <0.001*
Chances of curing cervical cancer are better when the disease is discovered at an early stage
No 97 (78.9)    89 (70.6)   
Yes 666 (96.2) 1.22 [1.11–1.34] <0.001* 671 (97.7) 1.38 [1.23–1.55] <0.001*
Cervical cancer is not a death sentence for most people
No 320 (95.0)    319 (94.9)   
Yes 407 (92.5) 0.97 [0.94–1.01] 0.157 401 (91.3) 0.96 [0.93–0.99] 0.046*
There is much a woman can do to reduce her chances of getting cervical cancer
No 415 (95.6)    410 (95.1)   
Yes 272 (90.7) 0.95 [0.91–0.99] 0.012* 269 (89.1) 0.94 [0.89–0.98] 0.004*
Women who have cervical cancer will have some symptoms showing it
Yes 700 (96.1)    706 (97.4)   
No 53 (68.8) 0.71 [0.61–0.83] <0.001* 41 (54.7) 0.56 [0.46–0.69] <0.001*
Cervical cancer runs in families
No 371 (92.7)    361 (91.2)   
Yes 302 (94.4) 1.02 [0.98–1.05] 0.374 307 (95.0) 1.04 [1.00–1.08] 0.039*
Women only need cervical cancer screening tests during child bearing years
Yes 412 (95.8)    412 (96.5)   
No 321 (89.7) 0.93 [0.89–0.97] 0.001* 318 (89.1) 0.92 [0.89–0.96] <0.001*
Their family would approve of children being vaccinated against cervical cancer
No 34 (56.7)    9 (15.5)   
Yes 752 (96.5) 1.70 [1.36–2.13] <0.001* 778 (98.9) 6.38 [3.49–11.63] <0.001*
  1. *p < 0.05