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Table 4 Demographics of Participants in Community A and Community B

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

Variable Category Community A (n = 168) n(%) Community B (n = 374) n(%)
Age Group 30–34 14 (8.3 %) 34 (9.1 %)
35–39 9 (5.4 %)* 54 (14.4 %)*
40–44 22 (13.1 %) 46 (12.3 %)
45–49 29 (17.3 %) 58 (15.5 %)
50–54 31 (18.5 %) 59 (15.8 %)
55–59 32 (19 %) 55 (14.7 %)
60–64 21 (12.5 %) 34 (9.1 %)
65–69 6 (3.6 %) 21 (5.6 %)
unknown 4 (2.4 %) 13 (3.5 %)
Marital Status Married or Common Law 148 (88.1 %) 310 (82.9 %)
Divorced 3 (1.78 %) 10 (2.7 %)
Separated 2 (1.19 %) 13 (3.5 %)
Widowed 4 (2.38 %) 14 (3.7 %)
Single or Never Married 9 (5.36 %) 19 (5.1 %)
Unknown 2 (1.19 %) 8 (2.1 %)
Education < High school 49 (29.17 %)* 59 (15.8 %)*
High school diploma 44 (26.19 %) 100 (26.7 %)
Some College 6 (3.57 %)* 32 (8.6 %)*
College Diploma or Certificate 45 (26.79 %) 114 (30.5 %)
Some University 6 (3.57 %) 16 (4.3 %)
University Degree, Diploma, or Certificate 17 (10.11 %) 45 (12.0 %)
Unknown 1 (0.6 %) 8 (2.1 %)
Pap smear screening history Regularly screened 142 (84.5 %) 322 (85.9 %)
Under screened 25 (14.9 %) 39 (10.4 %)
Unscreened 1 (0.6 %) 13 (3.5 %)*
Unknown 2 (1.2 %) 1 (0.3 %)
  1. * denotes significant differences in proportions at a significance level of 0.05
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