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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Effects of peer health education on perception and practice of screening for cervical cancer among urban residential women in south-east Nigeria: a before and after study

Variables Frequency (%)
(N = 285)
Age categories (years) 25–34 18 (6.3)
35–44 63 (22.1)
45–54 133 (46.7)
>54 71 (24.9)
Marital status Married 208 (73)
Never married 17 (6)
Divorced/Separated 0
Widowed 60 (21)
Co-habiting/Living with partner 0
Level of education No formal education 0
Primary school – completed 16 (5.6)
Primary school – not completed 10 (3.5)
Secondary school – completed 46 (16.1)
Secondary school – not completed 13 (4.6)
aTertiary school – completed 142 (49.8)
aTertiary school – not completed 58 (20.4)
Employment status Paid employment 199 (69.8)
Self-employed 50 (17.5)
Unemployed 18 (6.3)
Student 18 (6.3)
Parity One 30 (10.5)
Two 29 (10.2)
Three 31 (10.9)
Four 74 (26.0)
More than four 121 (42.5)
  1. aTertiary school means any formal education that happened after secondary schooling, such as University education, Schools of Technology, Schools of Catering and Hospitality Management