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Table 5 Rate of cervical cancer screening in the three communities prior to and during the study

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

Community Cervical cancer screening rate 2008/2009 n/Na (%) Cervical cancer screening rate 2010/2011 n/Na (%) Change in rate from 2008/2009 to 2010/2011 P Value for before-after change in each community P Value for difference in change in rates
A 1020/1928 (52.9 %) b1187/1760 (67.4 %) +15.2 % <0.001 Ref.
B 1484/2833 (52.4 %) 1529/2761 (55.3 %) +2.9 % 0.07 <0.001
C 1098/1524 (72.0 %) 1236/1536 (80.5 %) +8.5 % <0.01 0.193
  1. aDenominator (eligible populations of women age 30–69 years) for the 2008/2009 period is based on 2006 census data and for the 2010/2011 period it is based on 2011 census data
  2. bFor years 2010 and 2011 for Community A the screening rate was determined by adding the number of women who had a Pap smear to the women who did self-collection but did not have a Pap smear to avoid counting in duplicate those women who self-collected and had a Pap smear
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