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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients of cervical cancer

From: Estimates of delays in diagnosis of cervical cancer in Nepal

Characteristics Number (n) Percentage
Age at diagnosis (in years)   
 Less than 50 41 37.3
 50 or more 69 62.7
 Mean age ± S.D. = 52.72 ±10.63, Median: 51.50, range 27-79   
Education status   
 Illiterate 73 66.4
 Literate 37 33.6
Residence   
 Urban 25 22.7
 Rural 85 77.3
Marital status   
 Married and living together 88 80.0
 Widow 22 20.0
Parity   
 ≤3rd parity 35 31.8
 > 3rd parity 75 68.2
 Mean Parity ± S.D. = 4.85 ± 2.57, range 1-13  
Ecological region of residence   
 Terai (plain) 63 57.3
 Hills and mountain 47 42.7
Remoteness of place of diagnosis (travel time in Hours)  
 <4 35 31.8
 ≥4 75 68.2
 Median travel time = 5 hrs, range 1-36 hrs