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Table 6 Independent predictors of 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 Willingness to vaccinate
Characteristic Adjusted PR (95% CI) p-value Adjusted PR (95% CI) p-value
District (Bugiri)
Mayuge 1.06 [0.99–1.13] 0.072 1.05 [0.97–1.13] 0.248
Residence (Rural)
Semi-urban/urban 1.05 [0.98–1.14] 0.155 - -
Age in years (25–39)
40–49 1.01 [0.92–1.12] 0.845 1.04 [0.99–1.10] 0.133
Education level (None/primary)
Post primary 0.93 [0.84–1.03] 0.170 0.97 [0.92–1.02] 0.231
Religion (Muslims)
Christians 0.92 [0.85–1.00] 0.059 0.97 [0.93–1.01] 0.172
Household monthly income (Less than $40)
$40 and above 1.11 [1.03–1.20] 0.004* 1.03 [0.99–1.07] 0.149
Cervical cancer screening status (No)
Yes 0.81 [0.67–0.99] 0.037* 1.01 [0.93–1.11] 0.769
Knowledge factors
Early detection of cervical cancer is helpful (No)
Yes 1.07 [0.92–1.24] 0.407 - -
Knew that one can be vaccinated against cervical cancer (No)
Yes 1.00 [0.92–1.08] 0.998 0.99 [0.96–1.04] 0.959
Knew more than 1 preventive measure for cervical cancer (No)
Yes - - 1.04 [0.99–1.09] 0.136
Knew more than 1 symptom of cervical cancer (No)
Yes 0.93 [0.86–1.01] 0.078 0.89 [0.81–0.98] 0.020*
Knew at least one test for cervical cancer (No)
Yes 0.92 [0.85–0.98] 0.017* 0.99 [0.93–1.05] 0.655
Attitude factors
Cervical cancer is a severe disease (No)
Yes 1.81 [0.96–3.42] 0.068 1.36 [0.79–2.30] 0.258
I am at risk of getting cervical cancer (No)
Yes 0.89 [0.78–1.03] 0.127 1.04 [0.86–1.27] 0.660
Cervical cancer screening is important (No)     
Yes 0.61 [0.34–1.09] 0.097 4.36 [0.38–49.2] 0.234
Only women who are sexually active need cervical cancer screening (Yes)
No - - 1.02 [0.97–1.06] 0.479
Women who have had sexually transmitted diseases are more likely to get cervical cancer (No)
Yes 1.05 [0.97–1.14] 0.190 1.03 [0.97–1.09] 0.303
Chances of curing cervical cancer are better when the disease is discovered at an early stage (No)
Yes 0.99 [0.92–1.08] 0.947 0.97 [0.91–1.03] 0.338
Cervical cancer is not a death sentence for most people (No)
Yes - - 0.99 [0.95–1.04] 0.790
There is much a woman can do to reduce her chances of getting cervical cancer (No)
Yes 1.02 [0.95–1.08] 0.697 1.00 [0.97–1.03] 0.929
Women who have cervical cancer will have some symptoms showing it (Yes)
No 0.86 [0.71–1.06] 0.157 0.86 [0.72–1.02] 0.085
Cervical cancer runs in families (No)
Yes - - 0.98 [0.95–1.02] 0.410
Women only need cervical cancer screening tests during child bearing years (No)
No 0.99 [0.92–1.06] 0.802 0.97 [0.93–1.02] 0.228
Their family would approve of children being vaccinated against cervical cancer (No)
Yes 1.37 [0.83–2.26] 0.217 3.87 [0.79–19.04] 0.096
Health facility factors
Where health care is accessed (Private facility)
Government facility 0.93 [0.82–1.05] 0.240 1.03 [0.87–1.20] 0.749
Where reproductive health care is accessed (Private facility)
Government facility 1.11 [0.89–1.39] 0.351 0.95 [0.86–1.05] 0.347
Knew where cervical cancer screening is provided (No)
Yes 1.13 [0.97–1.32] 0.121 1.08 [0.96–1.23] 0.189
Distance to health facility where screening is done (5 or more km)
Less than 5 km 1.07 [0.98–1.17] 0.124 1.03 [0.98–1.08] 0.271
  1. *p < 0.05