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Table 2 Distribution of the correct answers about HPV and HPV vaccine 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

Mothers’ correct answers U.S. N(%) Mexico N(%) P-Value
HPV affects not only females 46(46) 47(47) 0.8873
HPV is spread by sexual contact 67(67) 93(93) <.0001
HPV can cause cervical cancer 62(62) 90(90) <.0001
HPV is not a rare infection (N = 99) 37(37.8) 40(40) 0.7460
There is not a cure for HPV (N = 99) 23(23.2) 27(27) 0.5401
HPV can cause genital warts 42(42) 76(76) <.0001
HPV can cause cancer of the penis 20(20) (42)42.4 0.0008
HPV does not cause HIV 28(28) 33(33.7) 0.4425
HPV cannot be detected by pap smears 3(3) 7(7) 0.1944
The vaccine is recommended to girls at ages 9–26 52(52) 68(68) 0.0209
The vaccine is recommended to boys at ages 9–26 43(43) 22(22.2) 0.0018
More than one injection is needed for the HPV vaccine 38(38) 52(52) 0.0466
Most medical plans and coupons cover the HPV vaccine 35(35) 43(43) 0.2461
HPV vaccine is expensive 9(9) 22(22) 0.0111
HPV is transmitted by genital skin-to-skin contact 51(51) 74(74) 0.0008
HPV infection can be prevented by practicing abstinence, using condoms and being vaccinated 22(22) 11(11) 0.0361