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Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects (total n = 1581; missing values excluded)

From: The health beliefs of mothers about preventing cervical cancer and their intention to recommend the Pap test to their daughters: a cross-sectional survey

  Categories n %
Sociodemographic factors
 Age 44.40 ± 3.88 years (mean ± SD, range = 31–59 years)
  31–39 years 114 7.3
  40–44 years 692 44.4
  45–49 years 601 38.6
  50–59 years 149 9.6
 Education ≤Middle school 53 3.5
  High school 839 54.1
  ≥College 656 42.4
 Employment status Housewife 684 44.1
  Part time 517 33.4
  Full time 349 22.5
 Monthly household income 1000–2000 257 18.2
  (Korean won × 1,000) 2001–3500 472 33.6
  3501–4500 296 21.0
  4501–5000 381 27.2
 Religion None 563 35.8
  Christianity 350 22.3
  Catholicism 164 10.4
  Buddhism 410 26.0
  Other 86 5.5
 Have talked about HPV with daughter Yes 518 33.0
  No 1051 67.0
 Have talked about the Pap test with daughter Yes 369 23.7
  No 1191 76.3
 Daughter has received HPV vaccination Yes 112 7.2
  No 1446 92.8
 Has undergone the Pap test Regularly 297 19.1
  Irregularly 712 45.7
  No 548 35.2
 Age at first Pap test (n = 974) 32.9 ± 6.0 years (mean ± SD, range = 12–55 years)
  12–29 years 208 21.3
  30–35 years 463 47.6
  36–55 years 303 31.0
 History of cervical cancer diagnosis Yes 136 8.6
  No 1442 91.4
 Family history of cervical cancer Yes 73 4.6
  No 1508 95.4
  1. HPV human papillomavirus