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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers by country of residency (N = 200, otherwise noted)

From: The influence of medical providers on HPV vaccination among children of Mexican mothers: a comparison between Mexico and the Midwest region of the United States

Characteristic U.S. Mexico P-value
N(%) M (SD) N(%) M(SD)
Age of the mother (Years)   40.76(6.2)   38.95(6.6)  
 27–37 29(29)   46(46)   0.037
 38–48 61(61) 44(44)  
 49–59 10(10) 10(10)
Marital Status
 Married 57(57)   26(26)   <.0001
 Single 13(13) 12(12)  
 Cohabiting 23(23) 45(45)
 Other 7(7) 17(17)
Mothers’ education
 Middle school or less 64(64)   72(72)   0.2691a
 Some High School or High School graduated 21(21) 20(20)  
 Some college or technical school or higher 15(15) 8(8)
Employment Status
 Homemaker 50(50)   45(45)   0.3352a
 Employed (includes Self-employed) 46(46) 46(46)  
 Unemployed (but want to work) 3(3) 8(8)
 Student 1(1) 1(1)
Health insurance
 No 65(65)   4(4)   <.0001
 Yes 35(35) 96(96)  
 I don’t know 0(0) 4(4)
Children’s Vaccination Status
 Daughters with at least one dose of the HPV vaccine (N = 131) 21(32.3)   49 (74.2)   <.0001
 Sons with at least one dose of the HPV vaccine (N = 131) 19(29.2)   1(1.5)   <.0001
 Mothers with Children Vaccinated 35(35.0)   49(49.0)   0.045
 HPV Knowledge (N = 197)
 Poor 51(52)   22(22.2)   <.0001
 Good 47(48) 77(77.8)
  1. aNo statistically significant at the 0.05 alpha level