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Table 3 Knowledge and practice of participants regarding the cervical screening test (n = 450)

From: Using the health belief model to assess beliefs and behaviors regarding cervical cancer screening among Saudi women: a cross-sectional observational study

  Number Percent
Do you know about the Pap test
 Yes 219 48.7
 No 231 51.3
If the answer to the previous question was “yes”, please answer the following question (n = 219)
The source of information for the Pap smear test
 Health professional 131 59.8
 Family 17 7.8
 Media 52 23.7
 Other (friends, neighbors, etc.,) 19 8.7
The Pap smear test is the primary test used for cervical cancer screening
 Yes 110 50.2
 No 25 11.4
 I don’t know 84 38.4
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women
 Yes 63 28.8
 No 66 30.1
 I don’t know 90 41.1
Did you undergo a Pap test?(excluded single women n = 392)
 Yes 101 26
 No 291 74
Appropriate age for screening for married women
 I don’t know 149 33.1
 15–20 41 9.2
 21–29 51 11.4
 30–40 192 42.6
 41–50 17 3.7
 Mean ± SD 31.8 ± 7.8  
 Range (Min. – Max.) 15.0–50  
  1. SD standard deviation, Min minimum, Max maximum