Table 4

Human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge and attitudes among rural and urban women in the study population

VariableTotal (n=575) % (n)Rural (n=303) % (n)Urban (n=272) % (n)p Value*
Heard of the HPV vaccine
 No91.0 (523)88.5 (268)93.8 (255)0.027
 Yes9.0 (52)11.6 (35)6.3 (17)
Willing to definitely accept the HPV vaccine
 No6.8 (39)7.0 (21)6.6 (18)0.904
 Yes93.1 (532)93.0 (280)93.3 (252)
Believes husband/partner will definitely accept HPV vaccine
 No36.3 (205)37.9 (113)34.3 (92)0.375
 Yes63.8 (361)62.1 (185)65.7 (176)
Believes family/friends will support the HPV vaccine
 No19.9 (114)21.6 (65)18.1 (49)0.294
 Yes80.1 (458)78.4 (236)81.9 (222)
Believes they are able to access a clinic/doctor for vaccination
 No21.0 (120)24.6 (74)17.0 (46)0.027
 Yes79.0 (451)75.4 (227)83.0 (224)
Believes vaccines are beneficial
 No1.6 (9)1.0 (3)2.2 (6)0.319†
 Yes98.4 (564)99.0 (299)97.8 (265)
Willing to pay for vaccines
 No35.2 (201)33.9 (102)36.7 (99)0.488
 Yes64.8 (370)66.0 (199)63.3 (171)
Max. time willing to travel for vaccination
 <30 min25.7 (146)20.8 (62)31.1 (84)<0.001
 1 h25.7 (146)24.2 (72)27.4 (74)
 ≥2 h48.6 (276)55.0 (164)41.5 (112)
  • *Pearson's χ2.

  • †Fisher's exact test.

  • ‡Cochran-Armitage test for trend.