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Table 6 Factors associated with the attitude 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 Willingness towards HPV vaccine COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) p-values
Yes (N, %) No (N, %)
Age
 23–30 12 (6.7) 39 (8.5) 1.08 (0.52, 2.24) 0.78 (0.33, 1.85) 0.003
 31–40 119 (66.9) 255(55.4) 1.64 (1.11, 2.43) 1.43 (1.16, 2.87)**
 41–46 47 (26.4) 166(36.1) 1 1
Sex
 Male 103 (57.9) 214 (46.5) 1.57 (1.11, 2.23) 1.49 (1.00, 2.22)  
 Female 75 (42.1) 246 (53.5) 1 1  
Educational status
 No formal education 33 (18.5) 143 (31.1) 1   0.001
 Primary education 77 (43.3) 150 (32.6) 2.22 (1.39, 3.55) 1.15 (0.34, 3.44)
 Secondary and above 68 (38.2) 167 (36.3) 1.76 (1.10, 2.82) 1.70 (1.05, 2.74)**
Occupation
 Government employees 64 (36.0) 163 (35.4) 1   
 Others* 114 (64.0) 297 (64.6) 1.02 (0.71, 1.46) 1.02 (0.51, 2.01)  
Fear of HPV infection
 Yes 162 (91.0) 374 (81.3) 2.32 (1.32, 4.09) 2.29 (1.21, 4.32)** 0.001
 No 16 (9.0) 86 (18.7) 1  
Did your child took HPV vaccine?
 Yes 118 (66.3) 320 (70.0) 1   
 No 60 (33.7) 140 (30.0) 0.86 (0.59, 1.24) 0.65 (0.43, 1.00)  
Knowledge on cervical cancer and HPV vaccine
 No 115 (49.4) 301 (82.8) 1   0.001
 Yes 153(50.6) 69 (17.2) 5.80 (3.37, 7.61) 3.30 (2.21, 4.93)**
  1. *Self-employ, farmer, merchant, daily labourer
  2. **Variables were significant at p-values of < 0.05