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Table 2 Mobile phone ownership and patterns of use

From: Exploring the feasibility of using mobile phones to improve the management of clients with cervical cancer precursor lesions

Characteristic < age 30 (n = 187) ≥ age 30 (n = 177) Total sample (N = 364) P-valuea
Mobile phone type
 Basic 60 (32.1%) 68 (38.4%) 128 (35.2%) 0.001
 Smart/Feature 127 (67.9%) 98 (55.4%) 225 (61.81%)
 Unknown 0 (0%) 11 (6.21%) 11 (3.0%)
Cash purchase of phone (as opposed to contract) 177 (94.7%) 169 (95.5%) 346 (95.1%) 0.716
Median time owned mobile phone (IQR) 12 months (5–24) 8 months (6–36) 12 months (5–30) < 0.001
Ever lost or had mobile phone stolen 115 (61.5%) 95 (53.7%) 210 (57.7%) 0.031
Someone else has access to phone 99 (52.9%) 84 (47.5%) 183 (50.3%) 0.296
Owns SIM card 183 (97.9%) 174 (98.3%) 357 (98.1%) 0.758
Ever uses someone else’s SIM card 12 (6.4%) 8 (4.5%) 20 (5.5%) 0.427
Ways phone is used
 Receive SMS 187 (100%) 170 (96.1%) 357 (98.1%) 0.006b
 Send SMS 186 (99.5%) 165 (93.2%) 351 (96.4%) 0.001b
 Make calls 187 (100%) 177 (100%) 364 (100%)
 Receive calls 187 (100%) 175 (98.9%) 362 (99.5%) 0.236b
 Send money 13 (7%) 14 (7.9%) 27 (7.4%) 0.727
 Receive money 15 (8%) 16 (9%) 31 (8.5%) 0.728
 WhatsApp 103 (55.1%) 67 (37.9%) 170 (46.7%) 0.001
 Mxit 35 (18.7%) 21 (11.9%) 56 (15.4%) 0.070
 Browse internet 84 (44.9%) 51 (28.8%) 135 (37.1%) 0.001
 Send/receive emails 36 (19.3%) 21 (11.9%) 57 (15.7%) 0.053
  1. aP-value for Chi-squared test unless otherwise stated
  2. bFishers exact test