Table 5.

Main reasons why parents did not intend to get their Hispanic adolescent daughters HPV vaccine in the next year (n = 560)

Parents' preferred language
Total nEnglish nSpanish n
(weighted%)(weighted %)(weighted %)
Lack of knowledge89 (22.7)56 (18.8)32 (30.9)
Vaccine safety concern/side effects156 (21.1)132 (28.5)24 (5.9)a
Vaccination not needed or not necessary99 (19.8)79 (16.8)19 (26.1)
Daughter not sexually active96 (15.7)85 (18.7)10 (9.4)
Did not receive provider recommendation54 (10.2)39 (5.3)15 (20.2)b
Daughter not appropriate age38 (5.1)26 (5.5)12 (4.2)
Costs15 (4.7)9 (1.8)6 (10.9)b
Need more information/new vaccine19 (3.6)17 (4.6)2 (1.6)
Daughter should make decision11 (3.3)8 (4.5)3 (0.8)
Family/parent decision20 (3.0)20 (4.4)0 (0.0)
Other reason7 (0.9)7 (1.4)0 (0.0)
Handicapped/special needs/illness5 (0.7)3 (0.8)2 (0.5)
Don't believe in vaccinations7 (0.6)7 (0.9)0 (0.0)
Not a school requirement4 (0.4)1 (0.1)3 (1.1)
Daughter fearful4 (0.3)4 (0.4)0 (0.0)
No doctor or doctor's visit not scheduled2 (0.3)1 (0.3)1 (0.2)
Religion/orthodox2 (0.1)2 (0.1)0 (0.0)
Effectiveness concern2 (0.1)2 (0.2)0 (0.0)
No obstetrician/gynecologist1 (0.1)1 (0.1)0 (0.0)
Time1 (<0.1)0 (0.0)1 (<0.1)

NOTE: Table includes parents of unvaccinated daughters who indicated they were “not likely at all,” “not too likely,” or “not sure/don't know” about getting their daughters HPV vaccine in the next year.