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Table 4 The effect of socio-demographic characteristics of the participants on cervical epithelial cell abnormalities

From: Association between obesity and abnormal Papanicolau(Pap) smear cytology results in a resource-poor Nigerian setting

Socio-demographic characteristicsCervical epithelial cell abnormalitiesX2P-value
Negative [N = 334(%)]Positive [N = 66(%)]
Age (years)  9.2910.002
 ≤ 40184 (55.1)16 (24.2)  
 ≥ 41150 (44.9)50 (75.8)  
Marital status   0.001
 Married312((93.4)48 (72.7)10.901 
 Single/separated/widow22 (6.6)18 (27.3)  
Residential address  1.7400.187
 Rural105 (31.4)31 (47)  
 Urban229 (68.6)35 (53)  
Educational qualification  0.0010.969
 ≤ Primary89 (26.6)19 (28.8)  
 ≥ Secondary245 (73.4)47 (71.2)  
Number of life sexual partners  4.1240.042
 193 (27.8)7 (10.6)  
 ≥ 2241 (72.2)59 (89.4)  
Parity  0.0440.834
 ≤ 166 (19.8)12 (18.2)  
 > 1268 (80.2)58 (81.8)  
Occupation  4.3310.037
 Unemployed47 (14.1)19 (28.8)  
 Working group287 (85.9)47 (71.2)