Racial disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination: does access matter?

  title={Racial disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination: does access matter?},
  author={Amanda Gelman and Elizabeth Miller and Eleanor Bimla Schwarz and Aletha Yvette Akers and Kwonho Jeong and Sonya B Borrero},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={53 6},
PURPOSE To examine the association between race/ethnicity and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation and to determine how access to health care influences this relationship. METHODS We used nationally representative data from the National Survey of Family Growth to assess HPV vaccine initiation in 2,168 females aged 15-24 years. A series of regression analyses were performed to determine the independent effect of race/ethnicity on HPV vaccine initiation after controlling for… CONTINUE READING
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