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Table 1 Participants’ demographic characteristics

From: Barriers to cervical screening among older women from hard-to-reach groups: a qualitative study in England

  Group 1 (n = 4) Group 2 (n = 4) Group 3 (n = 6) Group 4 (n = 6) Group 5 (n = 9) Group 6 (n = 9)a
Age (mean, range) 56 (51–59) 59 (54–65) 55 (49–60) 51 (50–54) 57 (50–67) 61 (50–67)
Marital status
 Single 2 3 0 0 5 0
 Married/cohabiting 1 1 4 3 2 7
 Divorced separated/widowed 1 0 2 3 2 1
Employmentb
 Employed full-time 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Employed part-time 2 1 1 1 1 0
 Unemployed 0 0 5 3 4 4
 Full-time homemaker 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Retired 0 2 0 0 0 3
 Student 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Too ill to work 0 0 0 1 3 0
Educationb
 No formal qualifications 0 1 0 0 2 3
 Secondary school level 3 2 5 4 6 0
 University degree 1 1 1 1 0 1
 Other 0 0 0 1 1 2
Ethnicityb
 White British 3 2 1 0 0 0
 Black African 0 1 0 4 7 0
 Black Caribbean 1 1 0 0 0 0
 White & Black African 0 0 0 2 0 0
 Pakistani 0 0 2 0 2 0
 Bangladeshi 0 0 1 0 0 7
Have you ever had cervical screening?
 Yes 4 4 5 6 7 7
 No/Don’t know 0 0 1 0 2 1
How long ago was your last test?
 Less than 5 years ago 1 1 4 3 5 4
 More than 5 years ago/don’t know 3 3 2 3 4 4
Next time you are invited for a test do you think you will go for it?
 Yes 3 0 1 1 4 7
 No/Don’t know 1 4 5 5 5 1
  1. a One participant did not complete the questionnaire
  2. b Total n < 37 because some questions were unanswered