TABLE 3

Practice Characteristics Associated With Physician Report of Parental Deferral of the HPV Vaccine for their 11- to 12-Year-Old Children (n = 543)

Practice CharacteristicPhysician Report of Proportion of Parents Who Defer
<25% (n = 190)≥25% (n = 353)P
Practice specialty
 FP3634
 Pediatricians6466.72
Setting
 Private practice6482
 HMO315
 Hospital or clinic333.0001
Location
 Urban2816
 Suburban6074
 Rural1210.002
Region
 Midwest2323
 Northeast1724
 South3132
 West2921.09
What percentages of your patients have private insurance?
 0–24%3615
 25%–49%2318
 ≥50%4167<.0001a
What percentages of your patients are non-Hispanic white?
 0–24%2913
 25%–49%2018
 ≥50%5069<.0001a
  • Data are presented as %. HMO, health maintenance organization.

  • a According to the Mantel-Haenszel test.