Uptake and Correlates of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Among Adolescent Girls and Young Adult Women: An Analysis of the 2007 California Health Interview Survey
Journal of Women's Health, 05/25/2012
Tiro JA et al. – In a statewide representative sample, different correlates of early initiation of HPV vaccination emerged for Californian adolescent girls and young adult women. These different patterns may be due to differential access to programs that provide free or low–cost HPV vaccines. Because several of these factors are associated with disparities in use of Pap tests, disparities will persist or even worsen unless greater effort is placed on vaccinating populations at highest risk for cervical cancer.