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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of independent factors associated with HPV vaccine uptake among adolescents

From: Health system factors influencing uptake of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine among adolescent girls 9-15 years in Mbale District, Uganda

VariablesReceived two doses ofUPR (95% Confidence Interval)P-value
HPV vaccine
Education level of caretakerYes (%)No (%)  
None6(10.7)40(11.4)1.0 
Primary18(32.1)186(53)0.7(0.27–1.70)0.407
Secondary & above32(57.1)125(35.6)1.6(0.65–3.73)0.316
Age group
 9–109(16.1)107(30.5)1.0 
 11–1233(58.9)165(47.0)2.1(1.0–4.4)0.042*
 13–1514(250.)79(22.5)1.9(0.84–4.4)0.121
Religion
 Catholics13(23.2)62(17.7)1.0 
 Anglicans24(42.86)105(29.9)1.1(0.55–2.10)0.837
 Muslims14(25.0)155(44.2)0.5(0.22–1.01)0.055
 Others5(8.9)29(8.3)0.9(0.30–2.38)0.755
Currently in school
 Yes52(92.9)323(92.0)1.1(0.4–3.04)0.842
 No4(7.1)28(7.98)1.0 
Nature of the school
 Government aided15(28.3)240(73.4)1.0 
 Private funded38(71.7)87(26.6)1.1(0.59–.955)0.811
Tribe
 Bagishu32(57.1)258(73.5)1.0 
 Banyole15(27)47(13.4)2.2(1.18–4.04)0.012*
 Others9(16.1)46(13.1)1.5(0.707–3.10)0.296
Occupation
 Housewife5(8.9)54(15.4)1.0 
 Business woman11(19.6)11(3.1)5.9(2.049–16.9)< 0.001**
 Formal employment15(26.8)116(33.1)1.4(0.49–3.72)0.56
 Farmer25(44.6)170(48.4)1.5(0.579–3.95)0.398
Distance to the health facility
 Less than 1 km17(30.4)61(17.4)1.0 
 1 km -3 km34(60.7)255(72.7)1.9(0.30–0.97)0.038*
 More than 3 km5(8.9)35(9.8)1.8(0.21–1.6)0.274
Obtained HPV vaccine from an outreach clinic
 Yes47(83.9)121(34.5)7.4(3.6–15.2)< 0.001**
 No9(16.1)230(65.5)1.0 
Received an explanation on side effects of vaccine
 Yes45(80.4)68(19.4)10.6(5.5–20.6)< 0.001**
 No11(19.6)283(80.6)1.0 
Paid for HPV vaccine?
 Yes4(7.1)11(3.1)2.0(0.72–5.5)0.178
 No52(92.9)340(96.9)1.0 
Had many options from where to receive HPV vaccine
 Yes44(81.5)107(31.3)7.1(3.5–14.2)< 0.001**
 No10(18.5)235(68.7)1.0 
Received any other childhood vaccines
 Yes28(50)118(33.6)1.8(1.05–3.0)0.030*
 No28(50)233(66.4)1.0 
Received HPV vaccine alongside other services
 Yes26(46.4)27(7.7)5.8(3.4–9.7)< 0.001**
 No30(53.6)323(92.3)1.0 
Received adequate information about the vaccine
 Yes35(62.5)53(15.1)6.0(3.5–10.4)< 0.001**
 No21(37.5)298(84.9)1.0 
Heard of someone with side effects of HPV vaccine
 Yes5(8.9)9(2.6)2.8(1.0–6.8)0.031*
 No51(91.1)342(97.4)1.0 
A of where to report side effects of HPV vaccine? 
 Yes20(35.7)44(12.5)3.0 (1.7–5.1)< 0.001**
 No36(64.3)307(87.5)1.0 
  1. CI Confidence interval, Significance level P < 0.05, *P < 0.01, **P < 0.001