Table 1.

Characteristics of parents and adolescent daughters, 2008–2010 National Immunization Survey-Teen

Appalachian n = 1,951 n (weighted%)Non-Appalachian n = 25,468 n (weighted%)P
Year
 2008667 (32.9)7,928 (33.9)
 2009630 (34.9)8,981 (33.2)
 2010654 (32.2)8,559 (32.9)
Daughter characteristics
Age, y
 13424 (20.7)4,975 (19.0)
 14382 (18.7)5,325 (20.1)
 15401 (20.7)5,214 (21.5)
 16393 (19.8)5,245 (20.4)
 17351 (20.1)4,709 (19.1)
Race/ethnicity**
 White, non-Hispanic1,664 (80.6)17,419 (58.0)
 Black, non-Hispanic163 (12.1)2,750 (15.4)
 Other, non-Hispanic70 (3.9)2,030 (7.4)
 Hispanic54 (3.4)3,269 (19.1)
Visited healthcare provider in last year
 No244 (14.6)3,656 (16.1)
 Yes1,699 (85.4)21,640 (83.9)
Healthcare coverage
 Through parent employer or union1,296 (63.3)17,708 (63.9)
 Other insurance559 (31.3)6,247 (28.8)
 No insurance93 (5.4)1,377 (7.3)
Parent characteristics
Mother's age, ya**
 <35179 (9.9)1,821 (8.5)
 35–44957 (50.7)10,769 (45.7)
 45+815 (39.4)12,878 (45.9)
Mother's educationa**
 Less than high school199 (11.1)2,343 (13.8)
 High school485 (33.2)5,054 (26.5)
 Some college597 (27.0)7,509 (25.9)
 College graduate670 (28.7)10,562 (33.8)
Mother's marital statusa
 Married1,457 (74.3)19,331 (73.0)
 Other494 (25.7)6,137 (27.0)
Heard of HPV
 No304 (16.4)3,203 (15.6)
 Yes1,623 (83.6)21,832 (84.4)
Heard of HPV vaccine**
 No101 (5.0)1,435 (8.9)
 Yes1,835 (95.0)23,764 (91.1)
Received provider recommendation to get daughter HPV vaccine
 No856 (43.8)10,584 (46.6)
 Yes1,045 (56.2)14,095 (53.4)
Household characteristics
Poverty status**
 Below poverty309 (18.9)3,189 (18.3)
 Above poverty, ≤$75,000908 (50.7)10,170 (42.0)
 Above poverty, >$75,000658 (30.4)11,084 (39.8)
Urbanicity**
 Non-MSA775 (36.9)5,765 (14.7)
 MSA, noncentral city723 (38.8)9,569 (46.3)
 MSA, central city453 (24.3)10,134 (39.1)
Appalachian subregion
 Northern343 (32.3)
 North Central402 (10.1)
 Central200 (8.0)
 South Central309 (19.0)
 Southern696 (30.7)

NOTE: Totals may not sum to stated sample size because of missing data. Percentages may not sum to 100% because of rounding.

*, P < 0.05; **, P < 0.001.

  • Abbreviations: HPV, human papillomavirus; MSA, metropolitan statistical area.

  • aIf someone other than the mother completed the parent survey, they were asked to provide data on the mother's age, education level, and marital status.