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Table 2 Respondents’ characteristics and experiences related to HPV or HPV vaccine

From: Parents’ preferences and willingness-to-pay for human papilloma virus vaccines in Thailand

  Fathers Mothers All
(N = 150) (N = 164) (N = 314)
Age (years, mean ± standard deviation) 43.5 ± 7.5 41.7 ± 7.1 42.5 ± 7.4
Marital status (N, (%))    
 Married 114(76.0 %) 123(75.0 %) 237(75.5 %)
 Widowed/Divorced/Separated 36(24.0 %) 41(25.0 %) 77(24.5 %)
Number of children (mean ± standard deviation)    
 Girls 1.4 ± 0.6 1.5 ± 0.7 1.4 ± 0.7
 Total 2.0 ± 0.9 2.2 ± 0.9 2.1 ± 0.9
Educational level (N, (%))    
 Primary school 22(14.7 %) 38(23.2 %) 60(19.1 %)
 Secondary school 28(18.7 %) 31(18.9 %) 59(18.8 %)
 High school/Diploma 38(25.3 %) 38(23.2 %) 76(24.2 %)
 College/university or higher 62(41.3 %) 57(34.7 %) 119(37.9 %)
Occupation (N, (%))    
 Civil servant 20(13.3 %) 21(12.8 %) 41(13.1 %)
 Private firm 54(36.0 %) 52(31.7 %) 106(33.8 %)
 Own business 51(34.0 %) 55(33.5 %) 106(33.8 %)
 Others 25(16.7 %) 36(21.9 %) 61(19.4 %)
Monthly household income (N, (%))    
 Up to 10,000 Baht 52(34.7 %) 58(35.4 %) 110(35.0 %)
 10,001 to 20,000 Baht 38(25.3 %) 46(28.0 %) 84(26.7 %)
 20,001 to 30,000 Baht 35(23.3 %) 33(20.1 %) 68(21.7 %)
 30,001 to 40,000 Baht 16(10.7 %) 18(10.9 %) 34(10.8 %)
 Higher than 40,000 9(6.0 %) 9(5.5 %) 18(5.7 %)
Experience in cervical cancer screening (N, (%)) - 90(54.9 %) 90(54.9 %)
Family members, spouses or friends had cervical cancer/genital warts (N, (%)) 21(14 %) 39(23.8 %) 60(19.1 %)
Heard about HPV vaccine (N, (%)) 66(44.0 %) 84(51.2 %) 150(47.8 %)
Your child received other necessary vaccines.    
 All 93(62 %) 122(74.4 %) 215(68.5 %)
 Some 44(29.3 %) 33(20.1 %) 77(24.5 %)
 Don’t know 13(8.7 %) 9(5.5 %) 22(7.0 %)
Person who decided about vaccination for your child    
 You 68(45.3 %) 84(51.2 %) 152(48.4 %)
 Your spouse 17(11.3 %) 15(9.2 %) 32(10.2 %)
 You and your spouse 63(42 %) 65(39.6 %) 128(40.8 %)
 Others 2(1.3 %) - 2(0.6 %)