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Table 4 Knowledge of cervical cancer screening service among women who accepted and women who did not accept a cervical cancer screening invitation

From: Determinants of acceptance of cervical cancer screening in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  Accepted screening invitation N=83 (%) Did not accept screening invitation N=313 (%) Accepted vs. non accepted Crude OR (95%CI)
Heard about cervical cancer
Yes 68 81.9 119 43.4 5.90 (3.1-11.38)
No/Don’t know 15 18.1 155 56.6 1
Missing 0   39   
Heard about screening
Yes 62 74.7 116 41.3 4.20 (2.35-7.56)
No/Don’t know 21 25.3 165 58.7 1
Missing 0   32   
Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors
Yes 38 45.8 62 20.0 3.38 (1.96-5.83)
No/Don’t know 45 54.2 248 80.0 1
Missing 0   3   
Heard of HPV
Yes 4 4.8 10 3.2 1.52 (0.39-5.45)
No/Don’t know 79 95.2 300 96.8 1
Missing 0   3   
Can cervical cancer be prevented
Yes 24 28.9 12 3.9 10.1 (4.55-22.9)
No/Don’t know 59 71.1 299 96.1 1
Missing 0   2   
Can screening improve survival?
Yes 56 67.5 52 16.6 10.4 (5.82-18.7)
No/Don’t know 27 32.5 261 83.4 1
Missing 0   0