Table 2.

Results of multiple logistic regression analyses examining potential correlates of HPV vaccine acceptability

AOR (95% CI)P*HPV vaccine acceptability
Adjusted %Unadjusted %
Demographics
Sex0.585
    Male1.10 (0.77-1.57)58.760.4
    FemaleRef56.554.6
Age (y)0.055
    18-29Ref68.370.0
    30-390.57 (0.32-1.02)55.655.0
    40-490.47 (0.26-0.82)50.749.6
    ≥500.63 (0.36-1.12)57.956.5
Race/ethnicity0.243
    Hispanic0.92 (0.55-1.55)58.562.4
    Non-Hispanic whiteRef60.458.7
    Non-Hispanic black0.65 (0.33-1.27)50.152.9
    Non-Hispanic other0.52 (0.23-1.15)44.848.0
Education0.750
    Less than high schoolRef61.266.8
    High school graduate0.88 (0.43-1.81)58.356.7
    Some college0.87 (0.46-1.65)58.158.2
    College graduate0.74 (0.38-1.42)54.251.2
Income0.115
    <$20,000Ref64.666.1
    $20,000 to <$50,0000.67 (0.37-1.21)55.357.0
    $50,000 to <$75,0000.51 (0.22-1.17)48.949.7
    ≥$75,0000.85 (0.41-1.74)60.957.6
Marital status0.466
    Not married/partneredRef59.963.8
    Married/partnered0.87 (0.58-1.29)56.654.6
Health care coverage0.955
    Not coveredRef57.261.5
    Covered1.02 (0.54-1.93)57.656.4
Medical history
Personal cancer history0.803
    NoRef58.857.6
    Yes1.07 (0.62-1.85)60.458.1
Family cancer history0.453
    NoRef60.859.8
    Yes0.88 (0.64-1.23)57.856.9
Treated for genital warts0.708
    NoRef59.058.8
    Yes0.88 (0.44-1.76)55.855.3
Personal history of HPV infection0.635
    NoRef55.654.0
    Yes1.15 (0.63-2.12)59.160.5
HPV knowledge and cancer beliefs
Ever heard of HPV vaccine0.144
    NoRef52.849.6
    Yes1.34 (0.90-2.02)59.860.6
Ever heard of HPV0.200
    NoRef52.550.6
    Yes1.36 (0.84-2.19)59.760.1
Cancer can be cured if caught early0.018
    Strongly disagreeRef33.131.5
    Somewhat disagree2.78 (0.89-8.73)57.357.1
    Somewhat agree2.45 (0.86-6.99)54.354.4
    Strongly agree3.91 (1.37-11.17)65.265.3
There is not much that can lower one's cancer risk0.646
    Strongly disagreeRef59.460.4
    Somewhat disagree0.82 (0.56-1.20)54.653.7
    Somewhat agree1.03 (0.68-1.56)60.059.0
    Strongly agree1.05 (0.55-1.99)60.464.7
Hard to know which cancer recommendations to follow0.506
    Strongly disagreeRef55.155.1
    Somewhat disagree1.14 (0.63-2.07)58.258.5
    Somewhat agree1.04 (0.61-1.78)56.055.6
    Strongly agree1.31 (0.76-2.24)61.361.7
Health behaviors
Smoking status0.005
    Never smokerRef51.951.8
    Former smoker1.58 (1.07-2.33)62.763.6
    Current smoker1.90 (1.19-3.04)66.966.2
Engaged in physical activity in the past month0.002
    NoRef48.849.8
    Yes1.67 (1.20-2.34)61.160.7
Used complementary, alternative, or unconventional therapies in the past year0.021
    NoRef60.159.6
    Yes0.64 (0.44-0.94)49.651.1
Had a Pap test in the past 3 years0.114
    NoRef42.442.4
    Yes1.75 (0.86-3.55)55.655.5

NOTE: Data source: 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Each regression analysis controlled for the mode of recruitment (i.e., mailed survey or random digit dialing). Sample sizes for the regression analyses were as follows: demographics, n = 1,225; medical history (not including personal history of HPV infection), n = 1,324; medical history (including personal history of HPV infection), n = 837; HPV knowledge and cancer beliefs, n = 1,348; health behaviors (excluding Pap test in the past 3 y), n = 1,362; health behaviors (including Pap test in the past 3 y), n = 826. Abbreviations: AOR, adjusted odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval; Ref, reference group.

  • *The P values adjacent to each variable name represent the overall association between the variable and HPV vaccine acceptability.

  • The HPV vaccine acceptability rate is shown as the percentage of individuals who indicated they would have their daughter get the HPV vaccine. Adjusted HPV vaccine acceptability rates are predicted marginals obtained from each multiple logistic regression analysis.

  • This item was answered by women only. The results shown for this item are from a multiple logistic regression analysis that included all of the other medical history factors as independent variables.

  • §This item was answered by women only. The results shown for this item are from a multiple logistic regression analysis that included all of the other health behaviors as independent variables.