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Table 3 Distribution of the HPV and HPV beliefs of Mexican 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

Mothers’ beliefs U.S. N(%) Mexico N(%) P-Value
Vaccines (in general) are beneficial 94(94) 99(99) 0.118*
Vaccinating their children against diseases that can be spread person-to-person is important 94(94) 95(95) 0.756
If there was a vaccine that prevented the common cold, they would want their children to get vaccinated 78(78) 88(88) 0.059
If there was a vaccine that prevented cancer, they would want their children to get vaccinated (N = 199) 97(97) 97(97.8) 1.000*
Vaccines should be required for diseases that can be spread person-to-person 78(78) 87(87) 0.094
HPV vaccines are beneficial 71(71) 95(95) <.0001
HPV vaccines are appropriate for adolescents (girls and boys as young as ages 9–12) 41(41) 84(84) 0001
HPV vaccines are appropriate only for girls 13(13) 40(40) <.0001
HPV vaccine is safe 37(37) 60(60) 0.001
Potential side effects of the HPV vaccine would prevent them from getting their children vaccinated (N = 199) 21(21) 18(18.2) 0.616
HPV vaccine is difficult to get 2(2) 34(34) <.0001
HPV vaccine causes health problems 8(8) 14(14) 0.175
  1. *Fisher Exact Test