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Table 1 Characteristics of 270 Hispanic women with an abnormal Pap smear, categorized by the duration of their diagnostic interval

From: Predictors of timely diagnostic follow-up after an abnormal Pap test among Hispanic women seeking care in El Paso, Texas

Characteristic Had an optimal intervala
N = 177
Number (%)
Did not have an optimal intervala
N = 93
Number (%)
P
Demographic and epidemiologic    
Age ≥ 30 years 107 (60.5) 37 (40.0) 0.001
Educational level    0.17
 Less than high school 48 (27.1) 21 (22.6)  
 High school graduate 32 (18.1) 26 (28.0)  
 Greater than high school 97 (54.8) 46 (49.5)  
More acculturated (vs. less)b 73 (41.2) 53 (57.0) 0.01
Place of birth    0.045
 United States 82 (46.3) 55 (59.1)  
 Outside of the United States 95 (53.7) 38 (40.9)  
Participant in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program 88 (49.7) 50 (53.8) 0.53
Smoked ≥ 100 cigarettes in entire life 39 (22.0) 27 (29.0) 0.20
Clinical and clinico-pathologic    
High-grade result on Pap smear 33 (18.6) 13 (14.0) 0.33
  1. aDefined as 90 days or less
  2. bAs measured by the Marín Short Acculturation Scale for Hispanics (SASH)