Correlates of HPV vaccination among adolescent females from Appalachia and reasons why their parents do not intend to vaccinate.

@article{Reiter2013CorrelatesOH,
  title={Correlates of HPV vaccination among adolescent females from Appalachia and reasons why their parents do not intend to vaccinate.},
  author={Paul L Reiter and Mira L Katz and Electra D Paskett},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 31},
  pages={3121-5}
}
Limited research has examined HPV vaccination in Appalachia, a region with cervical cancer disparities. We analyzed 2008-2010 National Immunization Survey-Teen data for adolescent females ages 13-17 from Appalachia (n=1951) to identify correlates of HPV vaccination and reasons why their parents do not intend to vaccinate. HPV vaccine initiation was 40.8%, completion was 27.7%, and follow-through was 67.8%. Vaccination outcomes tended to be higher among females who were older, had visited their… CONTINUE READING

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