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Table 3 Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward human papillomavirus and vaccination in women included in the study (N = 440)

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward cervical cancer prevention among women in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia

Variables Number Percent
HPV infection is transmitted by sexual contact
 No 402 91.3
 Yes 38 8.6
Cervical cancer is preventable by vaccination
 No 285 64.7
 Yes 155 35.2
Had done the HPV vaccination
 No 434 98.6
 Yes 6 1.3
Willingness to be vaccinated against HPV, for free
 No 89 20.2
 Yes 273 62.0
 Do not know 78 17.7
Willingness to be vaccinated against HPV, by your payment
 No 164 37.2
 Yes 157 35.6
 Do not know 119 27.0
Willingness to pay for the HPV vaccine, per shot
 Mean (USD) 20.5 ± 8.1  
Willingness to vaccinate your daughter against HPV
 No 21 4.7
 Yes 273 62.0
 Do not know 146 33.1
The biggest reason for not having the HPV vaccination
 High cost 93 32.7
 Lack of knowledge about HPV 71 25.0
 Don’t know where to get HPV vaccine 13 4.5
 Don’t trust vaccine safety 15 5.2
 No risk as not exposed to sexual contact 10 3.5
 Othersa 82 28.8
The best time to be vaccinated against HPV
 Before sexual contact 182 41.3
 After sexual contact or child birth 44 10.0
 After marriage or at any time 38 8.6
 Do not know 176 40.0
  1. aToo old to be vaccinated, healthy, afraid of injection, husband not allows injection
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