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Table 1 Socio-demographic and related characteristics of commercial sex workers in Bahir Dar city, between March 2016 to December 31st, 2016

From: Predictors of cervical cancer screening service utilization among commercial sex workers in Northwest Ethiopia: a case-control study

VariableCases(Screened)Controls(Not screened)DifferenceX2p-value
f (%)f (%)
Age group (year)Mean; Standard deviationμ ± δ = 29.5 ± 4.4μ ± δ = 25.8 ± 3.93.7 ± 0.5−3.56*0.001
<  30 years13(28.3)96(55.5)7.210.780.001
≥30 years33(71.7)77(44.5)27.2
Educational statusUnable to read and write24(52.2)71(41)11.22.780.43
Primary education16(34.8)67(38.7)−3.9
Secondary education3(6.5)24(13.9)−7.4
Collage and above3(6.5)11(6.4)0.1
ReligionOrthodox45(97.8)168(97.1)0.70.070.792
Muslim1(2.2)5(2.9)0.7
EthnicityAmhara40(87)150(86.7)0.30.0020.96
Others6(13)23(13.3)−0.3
Duration in working as sex workers< 6 years23(50)117(67.6)−17.64.890.027
≥6 years23(50)56(32.4)17.6
Knowledge about CC and its screeningSufficient knowledge17(37)99(57.2)−20.85.9930.014
Insufficient knowledge29(63)74(42.8)20.2
Attitude about CC and its screeningFavorable35(76.1)65(37.6)38.521.7250.001
Unfavorable11(23.9)108(62.4)−38.5
Provider’s recommendationYes19(41.3)150(86.7) 42.5130.001
No27(58.7)23(13.3) 
Source of informationHealthcare workers25(54.3)55(31.8) 3.9070.048
Mass media2(4.3)10(5.8) 
Friends19(41.3)108(62.4) 
Women perception about convenient time for screeningYes2(4.3)33(19.1)−14.85.870.015
No44(95.7)140(80.9)14.8