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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Determinants of women’s likelihood of vaginal self-sampling for human papillomavirus to screen for cervical cancer in Taiwan: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n %   n %
All women ( N= 500)    Women who heard of HPV ( N= 297)
Age, years    Previous Pap testing
  ≤29 138 27.6 Yes 206 69.4
  30-39 216 43.2 No 91 30.6
  40-49 106 21.2 Perceived risk of cervical cancer
  ≥50 40 8.0 High 90 30.3
Education    Low 207 69.7
  ≤High school 169 33.8 Willingness to self-sample for HPV
  College 131 26.2 Willing 196 66.0
  Baccalaureate  degree 177 35.4 Unwilling/undecided 101 34.0
  ≥Graduate degree 23 4.6 HPV knowledgeb
Annual household income (NT$)   High 76 25.6
  ≤500,000 194 38.8 Moderate 127 42.8
  510,000-1,000,000 203 40.6 Low 94 31.6
  1,010,000-1,500,000 67 13.4 Priority consideration for HPV self-sampling
  1,510,000-2,000,000 22 4.4 Cost 234 78.8
  ≥2,010,000 14 2.8 Clinical site/time 63 21.2
Marital status      
  Single (D, S, W)a 128 25.6    
  Married 372 74.4    
Residential area     
  City 378 75.6    
  Town 79 15.8    
  Rural 43 8.6    
Previous Pap testing      
  Yes 331 66.2    
  No 169 33.6    
Heard of HPV      
  Yes 297 59.4    
  No 203 40.6    
  1. aD refers to divorced, S refers to separated, W refers to widowed.
  2. bHPV knowledge was categorized as high, moderate, and low based on the number of correct answers above the mode score, between median and mode score, or below the median score, respectively. Scores of ≥15 points were coded as ‘high’ knowledge, those with 13 to 14 points were coded as ‘moderate’ knowledge, and those with ≤12 points were coded as low knowledge.