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Table 2 Knowledge of Cervical Cancer by Demographics

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of cervical Cancer screening among HIV-positive and HIV-negative women participating in human papillomavirus screening in rural Zimbabwe

  Age    Education     Age of First Pregnancy    
  < 40 40–50 > = 50 Did not attend O′ Level A’ Level Grade 7 < 15 15–20 20–30 > = 30
Have you heard of cervical cancer?
 Yes 242 (80.4%) 156 (84.32%) 151 (79.47%) 120 (74.04%) 148 (83.62%) 2 (66.67%) 279 (83.53%) 9 (64.29%) 295 (83.10%) 154 (76.62%) 15 (14.15%)
 No 59 (19.6%) 29 (15.7%) 39 (20.5%) 42 (25.93%) 29 (16.38%) 1 (33.33%) 55 (16.47%) 5 (35.71%) 60 (16.90%) 47 (23.38%) 91 (85.84%)
From Whom Did you heard about cervical cancer?
 Family Member 17 (7.08%) 8 (5.26%) 17 (11.56%) 6 (5.17%) 12 (8.16%) 0 (0%) 24 (8.67%) 3 (33.33%) 20 (6.99%) 17 (11.11%) 5 (5.49%)
 Friend 37 (15.42%) 36 (23.68%) 50 (34.01%) 47 (40.52%) 16 (10.88%) 0 (0%) 60 (21.90%) 0 (0%) 64 (22.38%) 28 (18.30%) 28 (30.7%)
 Hospital Staff 55 (22.29%) 36 (23.68%) 23 (15.65%) 17 (14.66%) 35 (23.81%) 0 (0%) 62 (22.63%) 3 (33.33%) 59 (20.63%) 31 (20.26%) 21 (23.07%)
 Radio 54 (22.50%) 28 (18.42%) 25 (23.81%) 20 (17.24%) 44 (29.93%) 0 (0%) 53 (19.34%) 1 (11.11%) 63 (22.03%) 37 (24.18%) 16 (17.50%)
 Village Health Worker 77 (32.08%) 44 (29.95%) 22 (14.97%) 26 (22.41%) 40 (27.21%) 2 (100%) 75 (27.37%) 2 (22.22%) 80 (27.97%) 40 (26.14%) 21 (23.07%)
Have you heard of HPV/Human Papilloma Virus?
 Yes 34 (11.30%) 22 (11.83%) 23 (12.11%) 16 (9.94%) 23 (13%) 0 (0%) 40 (11.90%) 2 (14.29%) 46 (12.92%) 23 (11.44%) 98 (92.4%)
 No 267 (88.70%) 164 (88.17%) 167 (87.89%) 145 (90.06%) 154 (87%) 2 (100%) 269 (88.10%) 12 (85.71%) 310 (87.08%) 178 (88.56%) 8 (7.54%)
Please tell me whether you agree or disagree: Cervical cancer can be prevented.
 Yes 268 (89.04%) 165 (88.71%) 153 (80.10%) 121 (74.69%) 159 (89.83%) 3 (100%) 303 (90.18%) 13 (92.86%) 308 (86.52%) 169 (84.08%) 96 (89.71%)
 No 10 (3.32%) 5 (2.69%) 5 (2.62%) 8 (4.94%) 6 (3.39%) 0 (0%) 6 (1.79%) 0 (0%) 11 (3.09%) 8 (3.98%) 1 (0.93%)
 I don’t know 23 (7.64%) 16 (8.60%) 33 (17.28%) 33 (20.37%) 12 (6.78%) 0 (0%) 27 (8.04%) 1 (7.14%) 37 (10.39%) 24 (11.94%) 10 (9.34%)
Have you been tested for HPV or cervical cancer (PAP smear)?
 Yes 12 (3.97%) 13 (6.99%) 8 (4.19%) 6 (3.68%) 10 (5.65%) 0 (0%) 17 (5.06%) 0 (0%) 20 (5.62%) 10 (4.98%) 3 (2.7%)
 No 290 (96.03%) 173 (93.01%) 183 (95.81%) 157 (96.32%) 167 (94.35%) 3 (100%) 319 (94.94%) 14 (100%) 336 (94.38%) 191 (95.02%) 105 (97.2%)
Have you been diagnosed with cervical cancer?
 Yes 2 (0.66%) 4 (2.16%) 2 (1.05%) 2 (1.23%) 1 (0.57%) 0 (0%) 5 (1.49%) 0 (0%) 5 (1.14%) 2 (1%) 1 (0.92%)
 No 300 (99.24%) 181 (97.84%) 189 (98.95%) 161 (98.77%) 175 (99.43%) 3 (100%) 331 (98.51%) 14 (100%) 350 (98.59%) 199 (99%) 107 (99.07%)
What was your age at first sexual intercourse/sexual debut?
 AVERAGE 18.41 18.71 18.69 16.3 18.89 18.33 17.95 13.46 16.97 20.58 20.78
Have you ever used oral contraceptive pills?
 Yes 245 (81%) 127 (68.28%) 108 (56.84%) 97 (59.88%) 133 (75.14%) 3 (100%) 247 (73.51%) 12 (85.71%) 261 (73.31%) 128 (63.68%) 79 (73.83%)
 No 45 (14.90%) 53 (28.49%) 76 (40%) 61 (37.65%) 35 (19.77%) 0 (0%) 78 (23.21%) 2 (14.29%) 80 (22.47%) 64 (31.84%) 28 (26.16%)
Is your husband/partner circumcised?
 Yes 27 (9.41%) 14 (8.14%) 14 (8.59%) 13 (8.97%) 16 (9.58%) 1 (33.33%) 25 (8.14%) 0 s(0%) 34 (10.15%) 19 (9.74%) 2 (2.53%)
 No 258 (89.90%) 154 (89.53%) 144 (88.34%) 128 (88.28%) 147 (88.02%) 2 (66.67%) 279 (90.88%) 13 (100%) 297 (88.66%) 171 (87.69%) 75 (94.93%)
 I don’t know 2 (0.70%) 4 (2.33%) 5 (3.07%) 4 (2.67%) 4 (2.40%) 0 (0%) 3 (0.98%) 0 (0%) 4 (1.19%) 5 (2.56%) 2 (2.53%)