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Table 4 Factors associated with HPV awareness and knowledge about the relation between HPV and cervical cancer (results of multivariable logistic regression)

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

  HPV awareness HPV knowledge
Factor No Yes aOR (95% CI) p No Yes aOR (95% CI) p
Urban 213 (49.8) 131 (60.9) 1.02 (0.99; 1.05) 0.254 234 (50.2) 110 (61.8) 1.02 (0.98; 1.05) 0.310
Mean age (SD) 30.1 (9.3) 26.5 (7.2) 1.01 (0.66; 1.55) 0.962 29.7 (9.3) 26.7 (6.8) 0.99 (0.64; 1.53) 0.947
Sexual experience 369 (86.2) 124 (57.7) 0.57 (0.32; 0.99) 0.048 388 (83.3) 106 (59.6) 0.66 (0.38; 1.17) 0.153
Education         
 Elementary (%) 120 (28.0) 13 (6.0) 1   122 (26.2) 11 (6.2) 1  
 Secondary (%) 213 (49.8) 46 (21.4) 1.63 (0.80; 3.33) 0.182 221 (47.4) 39 (21.9) 1.72 (0.81; 3.68) 0.161
 University (%) 95 (22.2) 156 (72.6) 8.33 (3.94; 17.63)  < 0.001 123 (26.4) 128 (71.9) 6.89 (3.13; 15.18)  < 0.001
Information source         
 Doctor (%) 90 (23.6) 69 (36.5) 1.65 (0.95; 2.84) 0.073 99 (23.9) 60 (38.5) 1.57 (0.91; 2.71) 0.107
 Nurse (%) 28 (6.5) 31 (14.4) 2.75 (1.25; 6.05) 0.012 31 (6.7) 28 (15.7) 2.78 (1.28; 6.00) 0.010
 Parents (%) 14 (3.3) 19 (8.8) 1.97 (0.75; 5.20) 0.169 16 (3.4) 17 (9.6) 1.87 (0.73; 4.77) 0.189
 Teachers (%) 37 (8.6) 63 (29.3) 2.46 (1.39; 4.34) 0.002 50 (10.7) 50 (28.1) 1.60 (0.91; 2.79) 0.100
 Internet (%) 103 (24.1) 94 (43.7) 1.86 (1.17; 2.94) 0.008 117 (25.1) 80 (44.9) 1.90 (1.20; 3.01) 0.006
 Friends (%) 41 (9.6) 18 (8.4) 0.45 (0.19; 1.03) 0.059 46 (9.9) 13 (7.3) 0.39 (0.16; 0.97) 0.043
 Media (%) 60 (14.0) 46 (21.4) 0.75 (0.42; 1.36) 0.345 67 (14.4) 39 (21.9) 0.80 (0.45; 1.45) 0.468