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Table 4 Reasons for non-attendance in the cervical cancer screening programme (N = 442)

From: Women's knowledge about cervical cancer risk factors, screening, and reasons for non-participation in cervical cancer screening programme in Estonia

Reasons N %
Recent visit to gynaecologist 187 42.3
Fear to give Pap-smear 63 14.3
Waiting list is too long 57 12.9
Clinic is far away 56 12.7
Appointment times not suitable 52 11.8
Do not have time 46 10.4
Uterus is removed 36 8.14
It is not necessary for me 9 2.0
Other reasons 52 11.8