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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Psychological impact, support and information needs for women with an abnormal Pap smear: comparative results of a questionnaire in three European countries

  % patients
  Total
(N = 1475)
France
(N = 765)
A
Spain
(N = 467)
B
Portugal
(N = 243)
C
Age (years)     
   <30 26.6 34.9C* 28.6C 16.3
   30 to 39 37.9 35.9 35.7 42.2
   40 to 49 22.3 19.1 23.8 23.9
   50 to 59 8.9 7.6 7.5 11.7
   ≥60 2.7 2.2 1.5 4.2
   Missing data 1.6 0.3 2.9A 1.7
Marital status     
   Married/living with partner 55.2 57.6 50 59.3
   Single 32.3 33.3C 38.2C 24.1
   Divorced 10.3 8.3 10.3 12.5
   Widowed 2.2 0.8 1.5 4.1A
Number of children     
   0 16.4 30.7C 10.4C 8.4
   1 26.1 22.5 22.1 33.3
   2 23.5 16.6 23.1 30.9A
   >2 11.4 9.7 12.0 12.6
   Missing data 22.6 20.5 32.4AC 14.8
  1. Data from Question 1
  2. Superscript letters (A, B, C) show significant superiority (0.1% risk; student t-test) relative to the corresponding value in the superscript column indicated. *eg, the 34.9% rate of patients under 30 years in France (column A) was significantly greater than the 16.3% rate in Portugal (column C).