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Table 3 Women’s knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer after intervention by education levels 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 539 (59.0) 437 (56.8) 102 (71.3) 0.001 b 386 (66.0) 153 (46.6) <0.001 b
No 374 (41.0) 333 (43.2) 41 (28.7) 199 (34.0) 175 (53.4)
Total 913 770 143   585 328  
When HPV is mentioned, you will firstly think of(N = 539)
STD 58 (9.6) 44 (9.1) 14 (11.4) <0.001 c 41 (9.6) 17 (9.6) <0.001 b
Genital Warts 30 (5.0) 20 (4.1) 10 (8.2) 21 (4.9) 9 (5.1)
Cervical cancer 365 (60.3) 280 (58.0) 85 (69.7) 282 (65.7) 83 (47.2)
AIDS 23 (3.8) 19 (3.9) 4 (3.3) 16 (3.7) 7 (4.0)
Have no idea about HPV 129 (21.3) 120 (24.9) 9 (7.4) 69 (16.1) 60 (34.1)
Total 605 483 122   429 176  
Have you ever heard of cervical cancer(N = 913)
Yes 814 (89.2) 676 (87.8) 138 (96.5) 0.011 b 532 (92.8) 282 (82.9) <0.001 b
No 99 (10.8) 94 (12.2) 5 (3.5) 41 (7.2) 58 (17.1)
Total 913 770 143 573 340
Do you know that cervical cancer is early detectable and treatable? (N = 814)
Yes 646 (79.4) 518 (76.6) 128 (92.8) <0.001 b 442 (81.4) 204 (75.3) 0.042 b
No 168 (20.6) 158 (23.4) 10 (7.3) 101 (18.6) 67 (24.7)
Total 814 676 138 543 271
  1. bχ2 test, cFisher’s exact test
  2. Boldface reflects statistical significance