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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors among Palestinian women: a national cross-sectional study

Characteristic Total (n = 7058) Gaza strip (n = 2655) WBJ (n = 4403)
Age, median [IQR] 32 [24, 42] 30 [24, 39] 33 [24, 44]
Age group, n (%)
 18–20 756 (10.7) 249 (9.4) 507 (11.5)
 21–40 4331 (61.4) 1809 (68.1) 2522 (57.3)
 41 or older 1971 (27.9) 597 (22.5) 1374 (31.2)
Educational level, n (%)
 Illiterate 127 (1.8) 37 (1.4) 90 (2.0)
 Primary 409 (5.8) 127 (4.8) 282 (6.4)
 Preparatory 1064 (15.1) 378 (14.2) 686 (15.6)
 Secondary 2293 (32.5) 955 (36.0) 1338 (30.4)
 Diploma 766 (10.9) 303 (11.4) 463 (10.5)
 Bachelor 2261 (32.0) 817 (30.8) 1444 (32.8)
 Postgraduate 138 (1.9) 38 (1.4) 100 (2.3)
Occupation, n (%)
 Housewife 4647 (65.8) 2008 (75.6) 2639 (59.9)
 Employed 1476 (20.9) 348 (13.1) 1128 (25.6)
 Retired 69 (1.0) 11 (0.4) 58 (1.3)
 Student 866 (12.3) 288 (10.9) 578 (13.2)
Monthly income ≥ 1450 NIS, n (%) 4666 (66.1) 693 (26.1) 3973 (90.2)
Having a chronic disease, n (%) 1397 (19.8) 417 (15.7) 980 (22.3)
Knowing someone with cancer, n (%) 4083 (57.9) 1483 (55.9) 2600 (59.1)
Marital status, n (%)
 Single 1657 (23.4) 527 (19.8) 1130 (25.6)
 Married 5058 (71.7) 2025 (76.3) 3033 (68.9)
 Divorced 154 (2.2) 45 (1.7) 109 (2.5)
 Widowed 189 (2.7) 58 (2.2) 131 (3.0)
Site of data collection
 Public spaces, n (%) 2695 (38.2) 863 (32.5) 1832 (41.7)
 Hospitals, n (%) 1890 (26.8) 642 (24.2) 1248 (28.3)
 Primary healthcare centers, n (%) 2473 (35.0) 1150 (43.3) 1323 (30.0)
  1. n, number of participants; IQR, interquartile range; WBJ, West Bank and Jerusalem