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Table 1 Socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics of women screened for cervical cancer, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Factors affecting cervical cancer screening uptake, visual inspection with acetic acid positivity and its predictors among women attending cervical cancer screening service in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variables, n = 844 n(%) Name of health center
  AH W1H SH FMH LH
Age (in years), p = 0.008
 15–24 54 (6.4) 19 (12.7) 9 (5.3) 6 (3.1) 9 (6.9) 11 (5.5)
 25–34 343 (40.7) 48 (32.0) 70 (41.2) 94 (48.2) 55 (42.3) 76 (38.2)
 35–45 359 (42.5) 61 (40.7) 69 (40.6) 76 (39.0) 61 (46.9) 92 (46.2)
 46–55 77 (9.1) 20 (13.3) 19 (11.2) 18 (9.2) 3 (2.3) 17 (8.6)
  > 55 11 (1.3) 2 (1.3) 3 (1.7) 1 (0.5) 2 (1.6) 3 (1.5)
Residence, p = 0.410
 Addis Ababa (AA) 841 (99.4) 149 (99.3) 170 (100.0) 194 (99.5) 130 (100.0) 198 (99.5)
 Outside AA 3 (0.6) 1 (0.7) 0 (0) 1 (0.5) 0 (0) 1 (0.5)
Marital status, p = 0.02
 Single 87 (10.3) 30 (20.0) 21 (12.4) 12 (6.2) 5 (3.8) 19 (9.5)
 Married 696 (82.5) 112 (74.7) 141 (82.9) 169 (86.6) 111 (85.4) 163 (81.9)
 Divorced 53 (6.3) 8 (5.3) 7 (4.1) 12 (6.2) 12 (9.2) 14 (7.0)
 Widowed 8 (0.9) 0 (0) 1 (0.6) 2 (1.0) 2 (1.6) 3 (1.6)
Ever habit of smoking, p = 0.653
 Yes 11 (1.3) 3 (2.0) 2 (1.2) 3 (1.5) 0 (0) 3 (1.5)
 No 833 (98.7) 147 (98.0) 168 (98.8) 192 (98.5) 130 (100.0) 196 (98.5)
Age at first sexual intercourse, p < 0.0001
  ≤ 15 174 (20.6) 22 (14.7) 21 (12.4) 40 (20.5) 17 (13.1) 49 (24.6)
 16–24 584 (69.2) 103 (68.7) 97 (57.1) 118 (60.5) 68 (52.3) 126 (63.3)
 25–34 81 (9.6) 25 (16.6) 51 (30.0) 35 (17.9) 45 (34.6) 23 (11.6)
 35–44 5 (0.6) 0 (0) 1 (0.5) 2 (1.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.5)
Life time sexual partners, p < 0.0001
 1 287 (34.0) 56 (37.3) 74 (43.5) 57 (29.2) 52 (40.0) 48 (24.1)
  ≥ 2 557 (66.0) 94 (62.7) 96 (56.5) 138 (70.8) 78 (60.0) 151 (75.9)
Previously screened for cervical cancer
 Yes 0 (0.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 No 844 (100) 150 (100) 170 (100) 195 (100) 130 (100) 199 (100)
  1. p-value is as per chi-square test done between demographic characteristics and health center type, AH Arada health center, W1H Woreda 1 health center, SH Selam health center, FH Felegemelese health center, LH Lideta health center.