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Table 2 Demographic and disease characteristics by follow-up status among 980 women referred for treatment

From: Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer by a visual screening program in Tanzania completed treatment: evidence from a retrospective cohort study

  Lost to follow-up Followed up at ORCI  
  N/mean %/SD N/mean %/SD  
Total 151 15.4 829 84.6  
Occupation      
   Housewife 103 68.2% 652 78.6% p = 0.0008*
   Manual 8 5.3% 56 6.8%
   Skilled/Other 40 26.5% 117 14.1%
   Missing 0 0.0% 4 0.5%  
Education      
   None 48 31.8% 363 43.8% p = 0.0042*
   Primary 83 55.0% 398 48.0%
   >Primary 20 13.2% 61 7.4%
   Missing 0 0.0% 7 0.8%  
Marital status      
   Married/regular partner 108 71.5% 522 63.0% p = 0.0557*
   Widow/separated/other 43 28.5% 301 36.3%
   Missing 0 0.0% 6 0.7%  
Last menstrual period      
   <12 months ago 96 63.6% 434 52.4% p = 0.0107*
   >12 months ago 53 35.1% 383 46.2%
   Missing 2 1.3% 12 1.4%  
Age 46.9 13.4 51.1 12.7 p = 0.0002***
Age at marriage 19.1 3.7 18.9 4.4 p = 0.2271**
Gravidity 5.6 3.2 6.4 3.2 p = 0.0022***
Year of screening      
   2002-2003 13 8.6% 74 8.9% p = 0.4405
   2004-2005 23 15.2% 140 16.9%
   2006-2007 35 23.2% 191 23.0%
   2008-2009 42 27.8% 245 29.6%
   2010-2011 38 25.2% 175 21.1%
   Missing 0 0.0% 4 0.5%  
Place of residence      
   Dar es Salaam 96 63.6% 417 50.3% p = 0.0027*
   Other Region 55 36.4% 412 49.7%
Screening clinic disease stage      
   1 32 21.2% 69 8.3% p < 0.0001
   2 36 23.8% 313 37.8%
   3 13 8.6% 248 29.9%
   4 0 0.0% 10 1.2%
   Missing 70 46.4% 189 22.8%  
  1. *Chi-squared test.
  2. **Mann-Whitney U test (t approximation).
  3. ***t-test with equal variances.
  4. Mantel-Haenszel chi-squared test for trend.