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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of women screened after invitation and women undergoing routine or sporadic opportunistic testing

From: Impact of opportunistic testing in a systematic cervical cancer screening program: a nationwide registry study

Variables Screened after invitation1 Routine opportunistic testing2 Sporadic opportunistic testing3
n = 514,833 n = 149,778 n = 58,590
  n % n % n %
Age (years)
23–28 104,488 20.3 36,357 24.3 10,417 17.8
29–34 93,912 18.2 36,896 24.6 13,004 22.2
35–42 158,989 30.9 44,098 29.4 18,280 31.2
43–49 157,444 30.6 32,427 21.7 16,889 28.8
Residential region
North Denmark 40,778 7.9 16,649 11.1 6,658 11.4
Central Denmark 113,977 22.1 33,259 22.2 12,088 20.6
Region of Southern Denmark 109,159 21.2 25,485 17.0 9,647 16.5
Capital Region of Denmark 167,310 32.5 50,859 34.0 23,016 39.3
Region Sealand 72,537 14.1 18,076 12.1 5,174 8.8
Ethnicity
Danish 464,711 90.3 129,550 86.5 52,621 89.8
Western immigrants 18,739 3.6 8,032 5.4 1,887 3.2
Non-western immigrants 19,910 3.9 6,585 4.4 2,011 3.4
Marital status
Single 125,215 24.3 44,120 29.5 16,965 29.0
Married/registered partnership 260,265 50.6 65,625 43.8 27,702 47.3
Cohabitating 100,092 19.4 34,782 23.2 12,347 21.1
Occupation       
Employed 383,011 74.4 102,797 68.6 42,606 72.7
Self-employed/chief executive 23,786 4.6 6,736 4.5 3,047 5.2
Unemployed/benefits4 41,633 8.1 14,547 9.7 5,607 9.6
Retired 2 0.0 NA NA NA NA
Social welfare recipients 15,902 3.1 8,047 5.4 2,307 3.9
Other 33,283 6.5 10,825 7.2 2,714 4.6
Education (years)       
≤10 89,436 17.4 28,750 19.2 10,278 17.5
11–15 213,607 41.5 54,818 36.6 22,267 38.0
>15 184,185 35.8 53,984 36.0 22,845 39.0
  1. Numbers and proportion vary because of missing data.
  2. 1) Cervical cytology obtained within 270 days after latest invitation.
  3. 2) Cervical cytology obtained between 271 days to 3 years after latest invitation or 2.5 to 3 years after latest cervical cytology.
  4. 3) Cervical cytology obtained less than 2.5 years after latest cervical cytology.
  5. 4) State benefits in relation to sickness, education, leave benefits, disability pension, and student grants