Table 1 : Demographic analysis comparing internet population to ED population.


Variable Categories of Variable Total (N=40) ED (N=19) Internet (N=21) P-value

Education No college 8 (20.0%) 8 (42.1%) 0 (0.0%) 0.001
  Some college 32 (80.0%) 11 (57.9%) 19 (100%) --

Age at sexual debuta < 18 years 21 (53.8%) 13 (72.2%) 8 (38.1%) 0.05
  ≥ 18 years 18 (46.2%) 5 (27.8%) 13 (61.9%) --

Payment Source Private 18 (45.0%) 6 (31.6%) 12 (57.1%) 0.03
(Insurance) No 10 (25.0%) 4 (21.1%) 6 (28.6%) --
  Government 12 (30.0%) 9 (47.4%) 3 (14.3%) --

Consistent sexual Yes 26 (65.0%) 15 (78.9%) 11 (52.4%) 0.10
partner No 14 (35.0%) 4 (21.1%) 10 (47.6%) --

Age < 21 years 10 (25.0%) 4 (21.1%) 6 (28.6%) 0.72
  ≥ 21 years 30 (75.0%) 15 (78.9%) 15 (71.4%) --

Monthly Income < $1,000 14 (25.0%) 6 (31.6%) 8 (38.1%) 0.74
  ≥ $1,000 26 (65.0%) 13 (68.4%) 13 (61.9%) --

Sexual preference Women 2 (5.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (9.5%) 0.48

Contraception use Men 38 (95.0%) 19 (100%) 19 (90.5%) --
  Male condom 16 (40.0%) 9 (47.4%) 7 (33.3%) 0.59
  Other 13 (32.5%) 6 (31.6%) 7 (33.3%) --
  None 11 (27.5%) 4 (21.1%) 7 (33.3%) --

History of a STI Yes 7 (17.5%) 3 (15.8%) 4 (19.0%) 1.00
  No 33 (82.5%) 16 (84.2%) 17 (81.0%) --

History of HIV/STI Yes 27 (67.5%) 13 (68.4%) 14 (66.7%) 1.00
testing No 13 (32.5%) 6 (31.6%) 7 (33.3%) --

Number of sex 0 8 (20.0%) 4 (21.1%) 4 (19.0%) 0.59
partners 1 22 (55.0%) 9 (47.4%) 13 (61.9%) --
  2 or more 10 (25.0%) 6 (31.6%) 4 (19.0%) --

Usual source of care Yes 29 (72.5%) 14 (73.7%) 15 (71.4%) 1.00
  No 11 (27.5%) 5 (26.3%) 6 (28.6%) --

Actual receipt of HPV Yes 7 (17.5%) 4 (21.1%) 3 (14.3%) 0.69
Vaccine No 33 (82.5%) 15 (78.9%) 18 (85.7%) --

Perceived availability Less Likely 10 (25.0%) 5 (26.3%) 5 (23.8%) 1.00
of the HPV vaccine More Likely 30 (75.0%) 14 (73.7%) 16 (76.2%) --

Knowledge of HPV prevention methodsb Having 1 sex partner 12 (30.0%) 3 (7.5%) 9 (22.5%) 0.60
  Avoid polygamous sex partner 14 (35.0%) 6 (15.0%) 8 (20.0%) --
  Use a condom 29 (72.5%) 13 (32.5%) 16 (40.0%) --
  HPV vaccination 36 (90.0%) 17 (42.5%) 19 (47.5%) --

a=one respondent did not answer this question. b=more than one answer was allowed.

Hill et al.Emergency Medicine and Health Care  2014 2:2DOI : 10.7243/2052-6229-2-2