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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