TABLE 3

Respondent Attitudes Regarding HPV Vaccination and Association With Intention to Give HPV Vaccine to 10- to 12-Year-Old Female Patients

StatementsAgree With Statement, %
All Respondents (n = 294)Respondents Who Would Give HPV Vaccine (n = 136)Respondents Who Would Not Give HPV Vaccine (n = 158)Pa
It will be necessary to discuss issues of sexuality before recommending HPV vaccine to adolescents.84.377.090.4.002
The new vaccine recommendations for adolescents will make it easier for my practice to introduce HPV vaccine.64.371.657.7.01
Vaccination against a sexually transmitted infection may encourage risky sexual behavior in adolescents.10.711.210.3.80
Parents of adolescents are likely to be concerned that vaccination against a sexually transmitted infection may encourage risky sexual behavior.60.559.761.5.75
Parents of 10- to 12-y-olds will be upset that I am offering a vaccine against a sexually transmitted infection to a child who is 10–12 y old.70.654.983.9<.0001
Parents of 10- to 12-y-olds will be more likely to refuse HPV vaccine than parents of 16- to 18-y-olds.89.482.295.5.0003
It will be easier for me to discuss HPV vaccine with parents of 10- to 12-y-olds compared with older adolescents, because it is easier to talk about sexual issues when patients are not yet sexually active.29.939.321.9.001
  • a χ2 test of agreement versus disagreement with statement compared with giving versus not giving HPV vaccine.