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Table 2 Characteristics of Somali women who have participated in individual interviews

From: “A Somali girl is Muslim and does not have premarital sex. Is vaccination really necessary?” A qualitative study into the perceptions of Somali women in the Netherlands about the prevention of cervical cancer

N Young Somali woman/Somali mother Country of birth Age Age at migration Education level Intention to/do not accept/reject/Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinationa Intention to/do not accept/reject/Papanicolaou Screening (Pap smears)
1 Somali mother Somalia 46 31 Middle-level applied education Accept Accept
2 Somali mother Somalia 43 30 Middle-level applied education Reject Accept
3 Somali mother Somalia 30 19 No education Reject Reject, but would accept now
4 Young Somali woman Somalia 18 Under five University of applied science Reject Not applicable
5 Young Somali woman Somalia 21 Under one University of applied science Not invited, but would accept Not applicable
6 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 18 Not applicable University of applied science Reject Not applicable
7 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 21 Not applicable University of applied science Not invited, but would accept now (and reject in the past) Not applicable
8 Somali mother Somalia 32 28 No education Accept. However, daughters are below the age of 12 Reject, but would accept now
9 Somali mother Somalia 33 31 No education Accept. However, daughters are below the age of 12 Reject, because pregnant. Participant would accept now
10 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 21 Not applicable University of applied science Not invited. Unknown whether participant would accept or reject Not applicable
11 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 21 Not applicable University Not invited. Unknown whether participant would accept or reject Not applicable
12 Young Somali woman Egypt 20 Not applicable Middle-level applied education Not invited, but would reject Not applicable
13 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 18 Not applicable University of applied science Rejected by mother. Participant would accept the vaccine now Not applicable, but would reject Pap smears
14 Young Somali woman Somalia 21 Four University Participant lost the invitation letter. Participant would reject the vaccine now Not applicable
15 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 18 Not applicable University of applied science Accept. However, participant received 2 injections. According to her, she completed the HPV vaccination series Not applicable
16 Young Somali woman Saudi Arabia 20 Not applicable Middle-level applied education Participant does not know whether she received the invitation letter. Participant would reject the vaccine Not applicable
17 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 19 Not applicable Middle-level applied education Reject Not applicable
18 Young Somali woman Syria 19 Not applicable Middle-level applied education Rejected by mother, but would accept the vaccine now and in the past Not applicable
19 Young Somali woman The Netherlands 19 Not applicable University Reject Not applicable
20 Somali mother Somalia 35 30 No education Does not remember an invitation, but would accept the vaccine Did not receive an invitation, but would accept
  1. aThe Somali mothers were questioned about their daughters’ HPV testing status, while the young Somali women were asked about their own HPV testing status