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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population; Italy, 2012

From: Exploring reasons for non-vaccination against human papillomavirus in Italy

   n %
Birth Cohort (N = 1738) 1997 167 9.6
  1998 1571 90.4
Geographic area (N = 1729) North 1390 80.4
  Centre 207 12.0
  South 132 7.6
Nationality (N = 1726) Italian 1659 96.1
  Foreign 67 3.9
Other paediatric vaccinations
(N = 1715)
Yes, all proposed by paediatrician/vaccination service 1393 81.2
Yes, some of them 304 17.7
No 18 1.04
MMR vaccination (N = 1692) 1 dose 332 19.6
  2 doses 1124 66.4
  No MPR vaccination 191 11.3
  I do not remember 45 2.7
Parents' nationality (N = 1705) Both Italian 1516 88.9
  Both foreign 62 3.6
  Italian/Foreign 30 1,8
  Other 97 5.7
Parents' age (N = 1712) < 45 years, both parents 498 29.1
  < 45 years, both parents 727 42.5
  < 45/ ≥45 397 23.2
  Other 90 5.3
Parents' education level
(N = 1717)
High school or college degree, both parents 879 51.2
High school or college/primary or middle school degree 452 26.3
Primary or middle school degree, both parents 290 16.9
Other 96 5.6
Parents' status of employment (N = 1663) Both parents employed 1111 66.8
  Only one parent employed 499 30.0
  Both parents unemployed 17 1,0
  Other 36 2.2
Adolescents (>16 years) in the family (N = 1714) ≥1 642 37.5
0 1072 62.5
Parents' smoking habit (N = 1727) At least 1 non/ex smoker parent 1614 93.5
Other 113 6.5
Mother' attitude toward Pap test (N = 1673) She regularly undergoes 1469 87.8
She underwent at least once 160 9.5
  Never done 44 2.7
Parent who filled the questionnaire (N = 1713) Mother 1265 73.8
Father 76 4.4
  Both parents 372 21.7