TABLE 2

Respondent Knowledge Regarding HPV Infections and HPV Vaccination (N = 680)

True/False StatementsaCorrect Response, %
PediatriciansFamily Physicians
HPV is a relatively uncommon sexually transmitted infection (false)9291
Almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV infection (true)b8595
The incidence of HPV in women is highest among women in their 30's (false)5155
Most people with genital HPV infections are symptomatic (false)8586
Genital warts are caused by the same HPV types that cause cervical cancer (false)b4358
Sexually active women should be tested for HPV before starting HPV vaccination (false)c9185
A pregnancy test should be performed before giving HPV vaccine (false)b8669
HPV vaccine is not licensed for women >26 years of age (true)7879
Women who have been diagnosed with HPV should not be given HPV vaccine (false)7780
  • a Correct responses are indicated in parentheses.

  • b P < .01 for comparison between family physicians and pediatricians.

  • c P < .05 for comparison between family physicians and pediatricians.