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Table 3 Primary results of intention to screen and follow-up abnormal results, anxiety and willingness to disclose abnormal result, by randomized group

From: Does the primary screening test influence women’s anxiety and intention to screen for cervical cancer? A randomized survey of Norwegian women

Variables* Survey randomization p-value
  Pap letter (n = 1 168) HPV basic letter (n = 1 187) HPV expanded letter (n = 1 185)  
Intend to participate in CC screening?     
  Yes 92.3 (90.8-93.8) 91.8 (90.3-93.4) 92.2 (90.7-93.7) 0.906
How likely to participate? (scale 1–10) a     
  Mean (CI) 8.40 (8.27-8.54) 8.29 (8.15-8.41) 8.24 (8.10-8.36) 0.008b
Intend to participate in follow-up control?     
  Yes 97.6 (96.7-98.5) 97.1 (96.2-98.1) 97.2 (96.3-98.2) 0.751
How likely to participate in follow-up? (scale 1–10) a     
  Mean (CI) 9.34 (9.24-9.44) 9.14 (9.04-9.24) 9.16 (9.04-9.25) 0.002c
Worried about abnormal test result?     0.184
  Not at all or very little 14.1 (12.1-16.1) 12.9 (11.0-14.8) 12.2 (10.3-14.0)  
  Some 46.9 (44.0-49.7) 45.3 (42.4-48.1) 45.9 (43.0-48.7)  
  Quite or very worried 39.0 (36.2-41.8) 41.8 (39.0-44.6) 42.0 (39.2-44.8)  
Interpretation of positive test?     <0.001
  Unlikely/very unlikely I have an STI 70.4 (67.8-73.1) 63.5 (60.7-66.2) 60.4 (57.7-63.2)  
  Likely or very likely I have an STI 29.6 (27.0-32.2) 36.5 (33.8-39.3) 39.6 (36.8-42.4)  
Would tell partner about test result?     0.913
  Yes 91.8 (90.2-93.4) 92.1 (90.5-93.6) 92.4 (90.9-93.9)  
  Don't know 7.2 (5.7-8.7) 6.8 (5.3-8.2) 6.33 (5.0-7.7)  
Would tell close friends about test result?     0.010
  Yes 30.5 (27.9-33.2) 28.5 (25.9-31.1) 25.7 (23.2-28.2)  
  Don't know 39.5 (36.7-42.3) 36.2 (33.5-39.0) 39.7 (36.9-42.5)  
  1. Values are percentages (CI) unless otherwise stated.
  2. CC, cervical cancer; CI, confidence interval; STI, sexually transmitted infection.
  3. *A maximum of 19 women (0.5%) chose not to answer on any given question.
  4. aCI for nonparametric distribution calculated by bootstrapping and using bias-corrected estimates.
  5. bLetter 1 vs Letter 2: P-value = 0.05, Letter 1 vs Letter 3: P-value = 0.002.
  6. cLetter 1 vs Letter 2: P-value = 0.002, Letter 1 vs Letter 3: P-value = 0.001.