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Table 1 Comparison of socioeconomic characteristics of women attending cervical cancer screening (2002-Jan 2008) and a subpopulation of women who participated in screening between February and June 2008

From: Risk factors for VIA positivity and determinants of screening attendances in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variable Participated in the screening program N=13,217 Subpopulation of women who had participated in the screening program N=890 p-value
Age    
25-34 4552(34.4) 259(29.1)  
35-44 5028(38.0) 340(38.2) 0.01
45-59 3637(27.5) 291(32.7)  
Parity    
0 536(4.0) 79(8.9)  
1-2 3671(27.8) 307(34.5)  
3-4 4041(30.6) 293(33.0) < 0.001
≥ 5 4457(33.7) 210(23.6)  
Missing 512(3.9)   
Educational Level    
No formal education 1172( 8.9) 74(8.3)  
Primary school 7118( 53.9 ) 529(59.4) 0.05
Sec school and above 4915( 37.2 ) 287(32.2)  
Missing 12(0.1)   
Marital Status    
Married 10801(81.7) 732(82.2) 0.16
Single 542(4.1) 37(4.2)  
Widowed/Separated 1849(14.0) 115(12.9)  
Missing 25(0.2) 6(0.7)