HPV vaccine knowledge and beliefs among Cambodian American parents and community leaders.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP, Volume 10, Issue 3, p.339-44 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adult, Cambodia, Center-Authored Paper, Child, CULTURE, Female, Focus Groups, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Immunization, Interviews as Topic, Male, Papillomaviridae, Papillomavirus Infections, Papillomavirus Vaccines, Parents, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Public Health Sciences Division, United States, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms, Young Adult


The cervical cancer incidence rate among Cambodian American women is 15.0 per 100,000, compared to 7.7 per 100,000 among non-Latina white women. HPV infection has been identified as a universal risk factor for cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine was recently approved in the United States for females aged 9-26 years. There is little information about HPV vaccination knowledge and beliefs in Southeast Asian communities.