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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics, screening history and reason for non attendance to screening by intervention activity of the study population

From: Analysis of three strategies to increase screening coverage for cervical cancer in the general population of women aged 60 to 70 years: the CRICERVA study

   Intervention groups   
Characteristic No intervention group (NIG) Letter (IG1) Letter + leaflet (IG2) Letter + leaflet + phone call (IG3) Total P
Interviewed 349 724 678 1158º 2909  
Age mean (SD) 66.6 (4,1) 66.3 (4,1) 66.1 (4.1) 66.1 (3,9) 66.2 (4.0) 0.029
Spanish nationality 340 (98.3%) 505 (96.4%) 514 (95.9%) 740 (96.0%) 2099 (96.4%) <0.001
Educational level       
None 46 (13.4%) 99 (22.1%) 81 (18,1%) 95 (14,0%) 321 (16.7%) <0.001
Incomplete Primary 128 (37.2%) 177 (39.5%) 138 (30,8%) 226 (33,4%) 669 (34.9%)  
Primary 110 (32.0%) 130 (29.0%) 151 (33,7%) 226 (33,4%) 617 (32.2%)  
High School 54 (15.7%) 35 (7.8%) 58 (12,9%) 103 (15,2%) 250 (13%)  
University 6 (1.7%) 7 (1.6%) 20 (4,5%) 27 (4,0%) 60 (3.1%)  
Monthly family income       
from 0 to 600€ 76 (30.3) 103 (26.6) 80 (21.4) 94 (16,3) 353 (22.3) <0.001
from 601 to 1000 € 123 (49.0) 126 (32.6) 109 (29.2) 166 (28,9) 524 (33.0)  
from 1001 to 2000€ 49 (19.5) 137 (35.4) 149 (39.9) 238 (41.4) 573 (36.1)  
more than 2000€ 3 (1.2) 21 (5.4) 35 (9.4) 77 (13.4) 136 (8.6)  
Marital status-married 211 (60.6%) 340 (74.9%) 325 (72.9%) 489 (72.0%) 1365 (70.8%) <0.001
Number of children       
0 13 (3.7%) 26 (5.7%) 29 (6.5%) 36 (5.3%) 104 (5.4%) <0.001
1-2 132 (37.8%) 242 (52.7%) 222 (49.4%) 362 (53.4%) 958 (49.5%)  
>2 204 (58.5%) 191 (41.6%) 198 (44.1%) 280 (41.3%) 873 (45.1%)  
Type of gynecological care      
Public 231 (66.8%) 216 (48.0%) 232 (50.7%) 301 (45.1%) 980 (51.0%) <0.001
Private 49 (14.2%) 126 (28.0%) 119 (26.0%) 235 (35.2%) 529 (27.5%)  
Mixed 4 (1.2%) 13 (2.9%) 33 (7.2%) 22 (3.3%) 72 (3.7%)  
None 62 (17.9%) 95 (21.1%) 74 (16.2%) 110 (16.5%) 341 (17.7%)  
Lag time since last Pap screening      
1-3 136 (39%) 208 (46.6%) 192 (45.1%) 340 (50.1%) 876 (46.1%) <0.001
4-6 146 (41.8%) 131 (29.4%) 134 (31.5%) 194 (28.6%) 605 (31.9%)  
never 67 (19.2%) 107 (24.0%) 100 (23.5%) 144 (21.2%) 418 (22.0%)  
Reasons for non-attendance to screening for women with no previous Pap   
Fear and dislike 4 (6.0%) 43 (42.2%) 42 (42.4%) 50 (37.0%) 139 (34.5%) <0.001
Uninformed 63 (94.0%) 56 (54.9%) 53 (53.5%) 84 (62.2%) 256 (63.5%)  
Other 0 (0.0%) 3 (2.9%) 4 (4.1%) 1 (0.7%) 8 (2.0%)