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Table 1 Socio-Demographic characteristics of screened and unscreened Women, 2003 South Africa World Health Survey

From: Health care access dimensions and cervical cancer screening in South Africa: analysis of the world health survey

  Pelvic/Pap Screening
Variable Total (n = 1,236) Screened (n = 274) Unscreened (n = 918) p-value
Age (years) Mean (Std. Error) 38.3 (0.6) 36.2 (1.3) 37.3 (0.6) 0.001
Education (%)
 Primary school or less 43.4 24.4 47.4 0.001
 Secondary school 43.9 45.6 44.7  
 College or more 12.7 30.0 7.9  
Marital Status (%)
 Never married 48.2 36.3 53.4 0.001
 Married 35.6 47.8 33.0  
 Separated/Divorced 6.6 11.6 5.3  
 Widowed 9.6 4.3 8.2  
Region (%)
 Rural 43.8 33.4 47.1 0.25
 Urban 56.2 66.6 52.9  
Overall Health (%)     
 Good 66.8 75.4 65.9 0.44
 Moderate 23.6 17.1 24.4  
 Poor 9.7 7.6 9.7  
Employment (%)
 Government 8.8 17.8 6.5 0.001
 Non-government 17.4 26.9 15.4  
 Self-employed 6.1 5.7 6.4  
 Unemployed for Pay 67.7 49.5 71.7  
Household SES (%)
 Q1-Low 27.6 25.7 28.0 0.07
 Q2 26.5 20.5 28.4  
 Q3 25.9 23.0 26.5  
 Q4-High 19.9 30.8 17.1