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Table 2 d Age range of participants distributed according to perceived risk for HIV, STIs, HPV and oral cancer development (in general) regarding oral sex

From: Exploring lay public and dental professional knowledge around HPV transmission via oral sex and oral cancer development

QuestionAge group and number of participantsa
19–30
(57%)
31–50
(28%)
> 51 Total
(15%)
P valuesb
1215932,212 
For the transmission of HIV,do you think oral sex is an activity of:
 No/low risk113
(93.3%)
48
(81.3%)
19,180
(59.3%) (84.9%)
<.09
 Moderate/ high risk perceived8
(06.6%)
11
(18.6%)
13 32
(40.6%) (15.1%)
For the transmission of sexually transmitted infectionsc,
do you think oral sex is an activity of:
 Low risk11
(9.1%)
15
(25.4%)
11 37
(34.4%) (17.5%)
 
 Moderate/ high risk110
(90.9%)
44
(74.5%)
21,175
(65.6%) (82.5%)
For the transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV),
do you think oral sex is an activity of:
 No/low risk33
(27.3%)
18
(30.5%)
22 73
(68.7%) (34.5%)
<.05
 Moderate/ high risk88
(72.7%)
41
(69.5%)
10,139
(31.3%) (65.5%)
For the development of oral cancer,
do you think oral sex is a risk?
 No79
(65.2%)
47
(79.6%)
24,150
(75.0%) (70.7%)
<.01
 Yes1
(00.8%)
1
(01.7%)
0 2
(0.1%)
 Don’t know41
(34.0%)
11
(18.7%)
8 60
(25.0%) (28.3%)
  1. a Percentages in brackets refer to the total for that age group
  2. b P-values shown when applicable
  3. c Sexually Transmitted Infections include infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis
  4. dAdapted from Brondani, Cruz-Cabrera and Colombe, 2010.