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Table 4 Knowledge About Cervical Cancer in Relation to HIV Status

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

  Positive Negative
Age
  < 40 75 (25.43) 221 (74.66)
 40–50 41 (22.53%) 141 (77.47%)
  > =50 29 (15.34%) 160 (84.66%)
Chi-Square/P-value 6.863/0.032
Education
 Did not attend 30 (18.75%) 130 (81.25%)
 O′ Level 29 (16.67%) 145 (83.33%)
 A’ Level 1 (33.33%) 2 (66.67%)
 Grade 7 85 (25.67%) 245 (74.24%)
Chi-Square/P-value 6.841/0.077
Age of First Pregnancy
  < 15 4 (28.5%) 10 (71.43%)
 15–20 79 (22.64%) 270 (77.36%)
 20–30 39 (19.80%) 158 (80.21%)
  > =30 24 (23.07%) 80 (76.92%)
Chi-Square/P-value 1.0624/0.786
Response to: “have you heard of cervical cancer?”
 Yes 115 (21.30%) 425 (78.71%)
 No 30 (24.19%) 94 (75.81%)
Chi-Square/P-value 0.360/0.548
Response to: “have you heard of HPV/human papilloma virus”
 Yes 13 (16.67%) 65 (83.33%)
 No 132 (22.49%) 455 (77.51%)
Chi-Square/P-value 0.459/0.481
Response to: “please tell me whether you agree or disagree: Cervical cancer can be prevented.”
 Yes 120 (20.87%) 455 (79.13%)
 No 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
 I don’t know 21 (29.58%) 50 (70.42%)
Chi-Square/P-value 0.0089/0.925  
Response to “Against what disease does the HPV vaccine protect?”
 Correct 6 (17.6%) 139 (22%)
 Incorrect 28 (82.4%) 491 (78%)
Chi-Square/P-value 0.368/0.543
Have you been Tested for HPV/Cervical cancer?
 Yes 5 (15.15%) 28 (84.85%)
 No 140 (22.08%) 494 (77.92%)
Chi-Square/P-value 0.885/0.346
Have you been diagnosed with cervical cancer?
 Yes 1 (12.50%) 7 (87.50%)
 No 144 (21.88%) 514 (78.11%)
Chi-Square/P-value 0.408/0.522
What was your age at first sexual intercourse?
  < 15 7 (30.43%) 16 (69.57%)
 15–20 80 (22.41%) 277 (77.59%)
 20–30 27 (17.53%) 127 (82.47%)
  > =30 32 (24.62%) 103 (79.23%)
Chi-Square/P-value 3.013/0.389
Have you ever used oral contraceptive pills?
 Yes 101 (21.09%) 378 (78.92%)
 No 40 (23.12%) 133 (76.88%)
Chi-Square/P-value 0.310/0.577
Is your husband/partner circumcised?
 Yes 14 (29.79%) 33 (70.21%)
 No 105 (19.02%) 447 (80.98%)
 I don’t know 3 (27.27%) 8 (72.73%)
Chi-Square/P-value 3.1531/0.0757