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Table 1 Population and demographics for the study communities at beginning of study based on 2006 data

From: Effect of vaginal self-sampling on cervical cancer screening rates: a community-based study in Newfoundland

Community Community catchment area population N (%) of women aged 30–69 in community catchment area Personal income per capita Employment rate Pap smear rates
A 6280 1928 (30.7 %) $16,900 75.2 % 41 %
B 6475 2833 (43.8 %) $18,400 70.4 % 38 %
C 5355 1524 (28.6 %) $16,600 63.3 % 45 %
  1. These are three rural communities around the coast of the island of Newfoundland, Canada. There locations around the island are shown in Fig. 1. Fishing, logging, water based transportation, and services industries are the main sources of employment. The people are almost exclusively Caucasian
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