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Table 3 Women’s knowledge and awareness of HPV infection, the HPV vaccine, and the connection between HPV, cervical cancer, and STIs

From: Kosovo women’s knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, HPV vaccination, and its relation to cervical cancer

Question n %
Have you heard about HPV (human papillomavirus)?   
 Yes 215 33.3
 No 428 66.4
 No answer 2 0.3
Is HPV responsible factor for cervical cancer?   
 Yes 178 27.6
 No 49 7.6
 Do not know 417 64.7
 No answer 1 0.2
Have you heard about the vaccine against human papillomavirus?   
 Yes 191 29.6
 No 452 70.1
 No answer 2 0.3
Does vaccination against HPV prevent cervical cancer development?   
 Yes 155 24.0
 No 44 6.8
 Do not know 432 67.0
 No answer 14 2.2
Have you heard about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?   
 Yes 461 71.5
 No 110 17.1
 Do not know 73 11.3
 No answer 1 0.2
Do you know that STIs can be transmitted among partners?   
 Yes 481 74.6
 No 35 5.4
 Do not know 127 19.7
 No answer 2 0.3