Human papillomavirus (HPV) and influenza vaccine behavior among Muslim women in the United States

Academic Article


  • In this study, we examined vaccination behaviors—single dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, triple dose HPV vaccination, and influenza vaccination—among Muslim women residing in the United States. Using logistic regression models, we analyzed self-reported survey. We found that respondents had lower rates of HPV vaccination and higher rates of influenza vaccination, relative to the general American population. The respondents in our sample who reported contraceptive use had higher odds of vaccination. In this study the authors provide a springboard for the enhancement of patient-centered care through better understanding of health behaviors and cultural preferences of underrepresented communities in research.
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  • Hearld KR; Budhwani H
  • Start Page

  • 532
  • End Page

  • 542
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 5