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Table 4 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice about cancer of the uterine cervix among women living in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo

  Place of residence in Kinshasa
  Centre East West South North Total
  (N = 224) (N = 75) (N = 75) (N = 75) (N = 75) (N = 524)
Characteristic N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age, years       
 15-19 23 (10.3) 20 (26.7) 8 (10.7) 5 (6.7) 9 (12.0) 65 (12.4)
 20-24 53 (23.7) 12 (16.0) 24 (32.0) 15 (20.0) 14 (18.7) 118 (22.5)
 25-29 41 (18.3) 12 (16.0) 11 (14.7) 22 (29.3) 18 (24.0) 104 (19.8)
 30-34 40 (17.9) 16 (21.3) 12 (16.0) 16 (21.3) 10 (13.3) 94 (17.9)
 35-39 27 (12.1) 3 (4.0) 10 (13.3) 8 (10.7) 8 (10.7) 56 (10.7)
 40-44 9 (4.0) 7 (9.3) 3 (4.0) 4 (5.3) 7 (9.3) 30 (5.7)
 45-49 11 (4.9) 2 (2.7) 3 (4.0) 4 (5.3) 3 (4.0) 23 (4.4)
 50-54 6 (2.7) 3 (4.0) 1 (1.3) 1 (1.3) 1 (1.3) 12 (2.3)
 55-59 7 (3.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (4.0) 10 (1.9)
 60-64 4 (1.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (2.7) 6 (1.1)
 65-69 1 (0.4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.2)
 70-74 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (2.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0.4)
 75-79 2 (0.9) 0 (0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0.6)
Marital status       
 Married 86 (38.9) 34 (45.3) 27 (36.0) 29 (40.8) 26 (34.7) 202 (39.1)
 Single 119 (53.8) 36 (48.0) 43 (57.3) 40 (56.3) 42 (56.0) 280 (54.2)
 Widowed 8 (3.6) 2 (2.7) 3 (4.0) 1 (1.4) 3 (4.0) 17 (3.3)
 Divorced 8 (3.6) 3 (4.0) 2 (2.7) 1 (1.4) 4 (5.3) 18 (3.5)
Level of education       
 No school & primary 39 (17.7) 23 (30.7) 18 (24.0) 17 (23.0) 8 (10.7) 105 (20.2)
 Secondary 128 (58.2) 50 (66.7) 47 (62.7) 46 (62.2) 31 (41.3) 302 (58.2)
 Higher 53 (24.1) 2 (2.7) 10 (13.3) 11 (14.9) 36 (48.0) 112 (21.6)
Occupation       
 No formal employment 124 (56.1) 57 (76.0) 48 (64.0) 49 (66.2) 21 (28.0) 299 (57.5)
 Student 59 (26.7) 12 (16.0) 14 (18.7) 8 (10.8) 30 (40.0) 123 (23.7)
 Formal employment 38 (17.2) 6 (8.0) 13 (17.3) 17 (23.0) 24 (32.0) 98 (18.8)
Religion       
 Catholic 70 (31.4) 8 (10.7) 15 (20.0) 24 (32.4) 32 (42.7) 149 (28.5)
 Protestant 22 (9.9) 7 (9.3) 10 (13.3) 13 (17.6) 14 (18.7) 66 (12.6)
 Other 131 (58.7) 60 (80.0) 50 (66.7) 37 (50.0) 29 (38.7) 307 (58.8)
Parity1       
 0 births 42 (24.9) 16 (21.9) 27 (36.0) 5 (10.9) 32 (45.1) 122 (28.1)
 1 to 2 births 59 (34.9) 29 (39.7) 26 (34.7) 19 (41.3) 17 (23.9) 150 (34.6)
 3 or more births 68 (40.2) 28 (38.4) 22 (29.3) 22 (47.8) 22 (31.0) 162 (37.3)
  1. 1The proportion of missing values was <2% for all variables except for parity (17% missing values).