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Table 3 Socio-demographic factors associated with practice of screening for cervical cancer

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

Socio-demographic variables Screening rate for cervical cancer (N = 49) n (%) p-value
Age categories (years)
 25–34 4 (8.2) 0.33
 35–44 10 (20.4)
 45–54 28 (57.1)
  > 54 7 (14.3)
Marital status
 Married 40 (81.6) 0.03
 Never married/Divorced/Co-habiting 5 (10.2)
 Widowed 4 (8.2)
Level of education
 None - <0.001
 Primary 0 (0)
 Secondary 0 (0)
 Tertiary school 49 (100)
Employment status
 Unemployed 5 (10.2) <0.001
 Student 1 (2)
 Employed (self- or paid-) 43 (87.8)
Parity (number of children)
 None 1 (2.0) <0.001
 1–2 10 (20.4)
 3–4 27 (55.1)
 5 or more 11 (22.4)