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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and family history in Attendance Study, Paracentral Region, El Salvador, October 2012–March 2013

From: Factors affecting attendance to cervical cancer screening among women in the Paracentral Region of El Salvador: a nested study within the CAPE HPV screening program

  Total Attended screening Did not attend p-valuea
  N % n % n %
Total 409 100.0 360 100.0 49 100.0  
Age (years)        
 30–34 139 34.0 123 34.2 16 32.7  
 35–39 122 29.8 105 29.2 17 34.7  
 40–44 94 23.0 80 22.2 14 28.6  
 45–49 51 13.2 52 14.4 2 4.1 .19
Highest education        
 Elementary/none 216 52.8 190 52.8 26 53.1  
 Middle school 153 37.4 133 36.9 20 40.8  
 High school or higher 40 9.8 37 10.3 3 6.1 .69
Marital status        
 Married 199 48.7 178 49.4 21 42.9  
 Living together 121 29.6 102 28.3 19 38.8  
 Single/widowed/separated 89 21.8 80 22.2 9 18.4 .32
Number of children        
 0–2 113 27.6 101 28.1 12 24.5  
 3–4 178 43.5 155 43.1 23 46.9  
  > 5 118 28.9 104 28.9 14 28.6 .84
Size of household        
 1–3 20 4.9 18 5.0 2 4.1  
 4–5 137 33.5 117 32.5 20 40.8  
  > 6 252 61.6 225 62.5 27 55.1 .51
Work outside home 95 23.2 82 22.8 13 26.5 .56
Provider has told you that you have:        
 Cancer 4 1.0 4 1.1 0 0.0 1.0
 Diabetes 14 3.4 12 3.3 2 4.1 .68
 Heart disease 15 3.7 14 3.9 1 2.0 1.0
 High blood pressure 50 12.2 42 11.7 8 16.3 .38
 Depression 46 11.3 40 11.1 6 12.2 .81
Family member has had cancer 51 12.5 43 11.9 8 16.3 .38
  1. aChi-square or Fisher’s exact test