- 2014 National Immunization Survey (NIS)-Teen data show that Hispanic, non-Hispanic "other" male adolescents have 76% higher odds of initiating HPV vaccination compared with white peers.
- Adolescents up-to-date on tetanus, diphtheria, acellular-pertussis vaccine Tdap, or meningococcal vaccines have significantly higher odds for HPV vaccine initiation and provider recommendations.
Why this matters
- HPV vaccine initiation remains low in adolescent males, demonstrating that providers need to be more proactive in offering and encouraging vaccine uptake.
- Bundling HPV vaccine with Tdap, meningococcal vaccinations during provider visits may improve initiation in adolescent males.
- Overall, 41.3% (4436/10,743) male adolescents initiated the HPV vaccine.
- 53.7% of parents self-reported having received a provider recommendation.
- 75.3% of adolescents were up-to-date on either Tdap or meningococcal vaccines.
- 54.2%, 36.4% Hispanic, non-Hispanic whites, respectively, initiated the HPV vaccine.
- Compared with non-Hispanic whites, Hispanic adolescents, non-Hispanic "other" or multiple races had 76% (OR, 1.76; 95% CI, 1.32-2.34), 43% (OR, 1.43; 95% CI, 1.05-1.96) odds, respectively, for initiating HPV vaccine.
- Retrospective cohort analysis (2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen) to examine racial/ethnic differences in HPV vaccine initiation and provider recommendations for adolescent males.
- Funding: NIH.
- Self-report, responder(s) bias.
- Exposure confounder.
- Estimates not applicable to prior surveys.