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Table 3 Knowledge of human papillomavirus vaccine and cervical cancer among parents of children aged 9–14 Years in Debre Tabor Town, 2021

From: Knowledge and willingness of parents towards child girl HPV vaccination in Debre Tabor Town, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Having multiple sexual partners is the risk factor for HPV infection
 Yes 262 41.1
 No 195 30.6
 I don’t know 181 28.4
Sex at an early age increases the risk of transmission of HPV infection
 Yes 124 19.4
 No 90 14.1
 I don’t know 424 66.5
Being smokers increase the risk of HPV infection
 Yes 114 17.9
 No 200 31.3
 I don’t know 324 50.8
Sexual contact is the main transmitting route of HPV infection
 Yes 237 37.2
 No 136 21.3
 I don’t know 265 41.5
The main cause of cervical cancer is HPV infection
 Yes 205 32.1
 No 174 27.3
 I don’t know 259 40.6
People can transmit HPV to their partner even if they have no symptoms of infection
 Yes 118 18.5
 No 246 38.6
 I don’t know 274 42.9
Cervical cancer can be prevented by taking the HPV vaccine before sexual intercourse
 Yes 379 59.4
 No 116 18.2
 I don’t know 143 22.4
The recommended age for taking the HPV vaccine is 9–14-year-olds
 Yes 168 26.3
 No 249 39.1
 I don’t know 221 34.6
Knowledge
 Have knowledge (yes) 222 35.1
 Have no knowledge (no) 414 64.9