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Table 2 Women’s awareness and attitudes before intervention by education level and age

From: Effect of a group educational intervention on rural Chinese women’s knowledge and attitudes about human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccines

Item   Years of Education   Age  
All ≤9 years >9 years   ≤45 years >45 years  
  n (%) n (%) n (%) P n (%) n (%) P
Have you ever heard of HPV?(N = 913)
Yes 54 (5.9) 22 (2.9) 32 (22.4) <0.001 b 40 (6.8) 14 (4.3) 0.114b
No 859 (94.1) 748 (97.1) 111 (77.6) 545 (93.2) 314 (95.7)
Total 913 770 143   585 328  
Have you ever heard of cervical cancer?(N = 913)
Yes 575 (63.0) 445 (57.8) 130 (90.9) <0.001 b 416 (71.1) 159 (48.5) <0.001 b
No 338 (37.0) 325 (42.2) 13 (9.1) 169 (28.9) 169 (51.5)
Total 913 770 143   585 328  
If there are prophylactic vaccines, are you willing to vaccinate your daughter?(N = 636*)
Yes 523 (82.2) 453 (81.5) 70 (87.5) 0.241b 323 (83.7) 200 (80.0) 0.229b
No 108 (17.0) 98 (17.6) 10 (12.5) 60 (15.5) 48 (19.2)
Missing 5 (0.8) 5 (0.9) 0 (0.0)   3 (0.8) 2 (0.8)  
Total 636 556 80   386 250  
If there are prophylactic vaccines, are your willing to vaccinate yourself?(N = 585**)
Yes 470 (80.3) 394 (79.6) 76 (84.5) 0.249b - - -
No 103 (17.6) 91 (18.4) 12 (13.3) - -
Missing 12 (2.1) 10 (2.0) 2 (2.2)     
Total 585 495 90   - -  
  1. *Only answered by women with daughter(s) **Only answered by women aged ≤45 years
  2. Boldface reflects statistical significance
  3. bχ2 test