This study sought to determine if age, gender, and sexual behavior impacted HPV vaccination status among the Hispanic/Latino college student population on the campus of California State University, Fresno. The study utilized secondary data collected by the American College Health Association–National College Health Assessment from a sample of students in the Spring 2016 semester. The total number of respondents was 1,569; with a 22.4% response rate. Of these respondents, only those who self-identified as Hispanic/Latino students (522) were analyzed. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software and by running a Pearson Chi-Square with a p-value of 0.05 to determine differences between the selected variables. This study found significant differences among Hispanic student HPV vaccination status and the variables of gender and age. It was suggested that future implementation of HPV-related material should consider such factors and recommended that such implementation should be led and maintained by the on-campus health center—the Student Health and Counseling Center. Future studies should examine similar variables among different samples, compare differing race/ethnicities, examine further sexual behaviors, and consider past HPV vaccination history of students.
|Commitee:||Zografos, Kara, Negron-Long, Georgianna|
|School:||California State University, Fresno|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health care management, Latin American Studies, Behavioral psychology|
|Keywords:||College students, Hispanic, HPV, Latino, Vaccination|
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