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Table 2 Sexual history and screening experience of participants for screening attendance

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 of first intercourse (years)        
  < 16 83 20.5 75 21.1 8 16.3  
 16–19 210 51.9 189 53.1 21 42.9  
  > 20 112 27.7 92 25.8 20 40.8 .09
Number of lifetime sexual partners        
 1 189 47.0 167 47.2 22 45.8  
 2–3 178 44.3 161 45.5 17 35.4  
  > 4 35 8.7 26 7.3 9 18.8 .03
Number of partners in past 3 months        
 Zero 57 14.1 54 15.2 3 6.3  
 One 343 85.1 299 84.2 44 91.7  
 Two or more 3 0.8 2 0.6 1 2.0 .10
Current birth control method        
 1 month injection 13 3.2 12 3.3 1 2.0  
 2 month injection 33 8.1 29 8.1 4 8.2  
 3 month injection 57 14.0 45 12.5 12 24.5  
 Tubal ligation 88 21.6 80 22.3 8 16.3  
 Other 20 4.9 16 4.5 4 8.2  
 None 197 48.3 177 49.3 20 40.8 .21
Ever had an STI 71 17.4 61 17.0 10 20.4 .59
Provider recommended screening in past 3 years 265 64.8 237 65.8 28 57.1 .23
Last screen for cervical cancer        
 </=3 years ago 312 77.2 281 78.9 31 64.6  
  > 3 years ago 81 20.1 67 18.8 14 29.2  
 Never 11 2.7 8 2.3 3 6.3 .04
  1. aChi-square or Fisher’s exact test