or other STIs. These answers were also summed to provide a cumula- tive measure of experience for women the mothers knew. Mothers were also asked how much they agreed with the statement ’’My daughter is or will be at risk for HPV’’ on a 7-point Likert-type scale. Mothers responded to the statement
’’Vaccinat- ing my daughter against HPV will encourage her to be sexually active . . . will have NO effect on her decision to be sexually active’’ with a 7-point scale (having no effect was 7). Mothers were also asked if they had discussed whether to vaccinate their daughter with the child’s other parent. The age of the daughters
health insurance status of the daughters
educa- tional attainment of the mothers
and mothers’ race and ethnicity were also obtained.