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Table 5 Factors associated with awareness about HPV vaccination and knowledge about the relation between HPV vaccination 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 vaccination awareness HPV vaccination knowledge
Factor No Yes aOR (95% CI) p No Yes aOR (95% CI) p
Urban 230 (50.9) 114 (59.7) 0.99 (0.96; 1.02) 0.509 244 (51.4) 95 (61.3) 1.01 (0.98; 1.05) 0.451
Mean age (SD) 29.9 (9.1) 26.5 (7.4) 0.98 (0.66; 1.46) 0.923 29.6 (9.2) 26.5 (7.2) 1.16 (0.73; 1.82) 0.534
Sexual experience 373 (82.5) 121 (63.4) 0.75 (0.44; 1.29) 0.306 390 (82.1) 91 (58.7) 0.64 (0.36; 1.14) 0.129
Education         
 Elementary (%) 117 (25.9) 16 (8.4) 1   115 (24.2) 11 (7.1) 1  
 Secondary (%) 202 (44.7) 58 (30.4) 1.60 (0.84; 3.03) 0.152 222 (46.7) 35 (22.6) 1.26 (0.58; 2.73) 0.554
 University (%) 133 (29.4) 117 (61.3) 3.27 (1.65; 6.45)  < 0.001 138 (29.1) 109 (70.3) 3.68 (1.67; 8.13) 0.001
Information source         
 Doctor (%) 96 (24.4) 62 (35.2) 1.72 (1.02; 2.88) 0.040 104 (24.6) 48 (35.8) 1.17 (0.64; 2.12) 0.613
 Nurse (%) 33 (7.3) 26 (13.6) 1.76 (0.85; 3.67) 0.129 34 (7.2) 25 (16.1) 3.19 (1.42; 7.17) 0.005
 Parents (%) 16 (3.5) 17 (8.9) 2.17 (0.91; 5.22) 0.082 20 (4.2) 13 (8.4) 1.18 (0.45; 3.10) 0.744
 Teachers (%) 54 (11.9) 46 (24.1) 1.47 (0.86; 2.50) 0.158 51 (10.7) 47 (30.3) 1.91 (1.08; 3.36) 0.026
 Internet (%) 110 (24.3) 87 (45.5) 2.23 (1.46; 3.42)  < 0.001 119 (25.1) 76 (49.0) 2.37 (1.49; 3.78)  < 0.001
 Friends (%) 40 (8.8) 19 (9.9) 1.15 (0.57; 2.33) 0.692 45 (9.5) 12 (7.7) 0.33 (0.12; 0.92) 0.035
 Media (%) 66 (14.6) 39 (20.4) 0.81 (0.46; 1.41) 0.453 67 (14.1) 38 (24.5) 1.07 (0.60; 1.93) 0.81