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Table 2 Assessment of HPV knowledge: adjusted proportions of the correct answers by race

From: Knowledge about human papillomavirus and the HPV vaccine – a survey of the general population

  Blacks*
(95% CI)
Whites*
(95% CI)
p-value
Have you heard of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? Answer = Yes 89.3% (75.5%–95.8%) 96.9% (90.6%–99.0%)  
HPV is not sexually transmitted
Answer = False
63.9% (47.7%–77.4%) 81.0% (69.6%–88.8%)  
HPV infection is relatively uncommon
Answer = False
63.8% (47.6%–77.4%) 87.7% (78.4%–93.3%) 0.013
HPV causes cervical cancer
Answer = True
73.2% (57.2%–84.8%) 90.7% (81.6%–95.5%) 0.044
Who can become infected with HPV?
Answer = Both women and men
54.4% (38.7%–69.2%) 65.1% (51.5%–76.6%)  
Both men and women can have cervical cancer
Answer = False
83.6% (67.9%–92.5%) 95.8% (87.4%–98.7%)  
The incidence of HPV in women is highest among women in their 20's and 30's
Answer = True
69.2% (53.9%–81.2%) 65.9% (52.2%–77.4%)  
Most people with genital HPV infections are symptomatic
Answer = False
41.5% (26.5%–58.3%) 73.6% (60.5%–83.5%) 0.014
HPV causes genital warts
Answer = True
37.3% (24.1%–52.7%) 51.7% (38.6%–64.5%)  
Genital warts are caused by the same HPV types that cause cervical cancer
Answer = False
19.5% (10.3%–33.8%) 16.5% (8.7%–28.9%)  
There is a cure for HPV infection
Answer = False
47.6% (31.2%–64.6%) 68.4% (54.3%–79.8%)  
  1. *Proportions adjusted for location, age, education, income, parental status and marital status; p-value shown only when there is a statistically significant difference between Blacks and Whites.