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Table 5 Patient characteristics by radiation completion among 829 women who followed up for treatment at ORCI

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

  Did not complete prescribed radiation Completed prescribed radiation  
  N/mean %/SD N/mean %/SD  
Total 132 17.3 633 82.8  
  Missing n = 64  
Occupation   
   Housewife 106 80.3% 499 78.8% p = 0.2996*
   Manual 12 9.1% 41 6.5%
   Skilled/Other 14 10.6% 93 14.7%
Education      
   None 64 48.5% 278 43.9% p = 0.5405*
   Primary 57 43.2% 308 48.7%
   >Primary 10 7.6% 45 7.1%
   Missing 1 0.8% 2 0.3%  
Marital status      
   Married/regular partner 81 61.4% 400 63.2% p = 0.6607*
   Widow/separated/other 51 38.6% 231 36.5%
   Missing 0 0.0% 2 0.3%  
Last menstrual period      
   <12 months ago 66 50.0% 332 52.4% p = 0.5802*
   >12 months ago 65 49.2% 294 46.4%
   Missing 1 0.8% 7 1.1%  
Age 53.2 14.2 51.0 12.5 p = 0.1027
Age at marriage 19.2 5.8 18.8 3.8 p = 0.9204**
Gravidity 6.2 3.4 6.5 3.1 p = 0.3472***
Year of first treatment appointment      
   2002-2003 6 4.5% 61 9.6% p = 0.0571
   2004-2005 24 18.2% 107 16.9%
   2006-2007 23 17.4% 145 22.9%
   2008-2009 43 32.6% 177 28.0%
   2010-2011 36 27.3% 143 22.6%
Place of residence      
   Dar es Salaam 74 56.1% 302 47.7% p = 0.0808*
   Other Region 58 43.9% 331 52.3%
Treatment clinic disease stage      
   1 9 6.8% 67 10.6% p = 0.0221
   2 58 43.9% 333 52.6%
   3 57 43.2% 212 33.5%
   4 5 3.8% 21 3.3%
   Missing 3 2.3% 0 0.0%  
Attended another health facility before screening      
   Yes 25 18.9% 150 23.7% p = 0.2528*
   No 106 80.3% 483 76.3%
   Missing 1 0.8% 0 0.0%  
Prescribed ≥40 Gy radiation      
   Yes 105 79.5% 569 89.9% p = 0.0008*
   No 27 20.5% 64 10.1%
Follow-up time (days) 23.4 42.1 23.3 77.4 p = 0.3284**
  1. *Chi-squared test.
  2. **Mann-Whitney U test (t approximation).
  3. ***t-test with equal variances.
  4. t-test with unequal variances.
  5. Mantel-Haenszel chi-squared test for trend.