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Table 3 Knowledge frequency distribution of women under study according to each risk factor of cervical cancer

From: Evaluating the effect of an educational program on increasing cervical cancer screening behavior among rural women in Guilan, Iran

Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer Yes
N (%)
No Idea and No
N (%)
Marriage at an early age (under 16) 101 (63.1) 59 (36.8)
First pregnancy at an early age (under 20) 104 (65) 56 (35)
High number of deliveries (4 and more) 109 (68.1) 51 (31.8)
Women whose husbands had a wife with cervical cancer 107 (66.9) 53 (33.1)
Women whose husbands have multiple spouses 108 (67.5) 52 (32.5)
Deficiency of Vitamin A, C and Folic Acid 114 (71.2) 46 (28.7)
Women who have been married more than once 121 (75.6) 39 (24.3)
Women who smoke 137 (85.6) 23 (14.3)
Family history of cervical cancer 126 (78.8) 34 (21.2)
Taking contraceptive pills 72 (45) 88 (55)
Non-compliance with genital hygiene 149 (93.1) 11 (6.8)
One of the couples’ history of STDs 138 (86.2) 22 (13.7)
Low socioeconomic status 150 (93.8) 10 (6.2)