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Table 5 Changes in awareness and attitudes towards HPV and its vaccines

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

  Pre-Intervention Post -Intervention Change P value
  Count Percent (%) Count Percent (%) Percentage point difference  
Have you ever heard of HPV (n = 913)
Yes 54 5.9 539 59.0 53.1 <0.001 b
No 859 94.1 374 41.0   
Have you ever heard of cervical cancer (n = 913)
Yes 575 63.0 814 89.2 26.2 <0.001 b
No 338 37.0 99 10.8   
Are you willing to vaccinate your daughter(s)(n = 631**)
Yes 523 82.9 555 88.0 5.1 0.011 b
No 108 17.1 76 12.0   
Are you willing to vaccinate yourself(n = 571***)
Yes 468 82.0 508 89.0 7.0 0.001 b
No 103 18.0 63 11.0   
  1. b χ2 test
  2. **5 women were excluded from the analysis due to lack of pre-educational information
  3. ***14 women were excluded from the analysis. 12 were due to lack of pre-educational information and 2 were due to lack of post-educational information
  4. Boldface reflects statistical significance