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Table 4 Sources of information on HPV infection and vaccination; Italy, 2012

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

   n %
Used sources of information (N = 1616^) Paediatrician/general practitioner 794 49.1
Friends/family members 651 40.3
Internet 553 34.2
  Gynaecologist 495 30.6
  Newspaper/leaflet/poster 434 26.9
  Vaccination services 403 24.9
  Radio/television 326 20.2
  School 150 9.3
  Mother and child health centers 93 5.8
  Pharmacist 39 2.4
  Other 109 6.7
Mutually exclusive sources (N = 1565) Health care workers plus others 870 55.6
  Health care workers only* 337 21.5
  Other sources only** 358 22.9
Number of sources of information (N = 1565) 0-1 486 28.4
  2-3 906 53.0
  ≥4 317 18.6
Most trusted sources of information (N = 1640) Paediatrician/general practitioner 1288 78.5
Gynaecologist 1004 61.2
Vaccination services 564 34.4
  Internet 342 20.9
  Mother and child health centers 245 14.9
  Friends/family members 67 4.1
  Pharmacist 36 2.2
  Other 142 8.7
  1. ^Parents that had never heard about HPV were excluded from the denominator
  2. *gynaecologist, paediatrician/general practiotioner, vaccination service, mother and child health centres, pharmacist
  3. **friends/family members, Internet, newspaper/leaflet/poster radio/television, school