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Table 1 Stratified and overall distributions of the demographic characteristics of the recruited participants

From: A tailored within-community specimen collection strategy increased uptake of cervical cancer screening in a cross-sectional study in Ghana

  Sub-categories Reporting strategy, n (%) All women
Community based Peer Recruited Long appointment Short appointment
Age 15–19 6 (5.8) 2 (5.6) 12 (7.7) 6 (5.1) 26 (6.3)
20–24 18 (17.5) 2 (5.6) 26 (16.8) 19 (16.1) 65 (15.8)
25–29 28 (27.2) 8 (22.2) 36 (23.2) 25 (21.2) 97 (23.5)
30–34 6 (5.8) 3 (8.3) 20 (12.9) 17 (14.4) 46 (11.2)
35–39 12 (11.7) 7 (19.4) 15 (9.7) 18 (15.3) 52 (12.6)
40–44 8 (7.8) 8 (22.2) 18 (11.6) 17 (14.4) 51 (12.4)
45–49 6 (5.8) 2 (5.6) 15 (9.7) 7 (5.9) 30 (7.3)
50–54 8 (7.8) 1 (2.8) 10 (6.5) 3 (2.5) 22 (5.3)
55–59 4 (3.9) 3 (8.3) 2 (1.3) 4 (3.4) 13 (3.2)
60 Or Older 7 (6.8)a 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 2 (1.7) 10 (2.4)
Total 103 36 155 118 412 (100)
Religion Christian 103 (100) 36, (100) 129 (82.7)a 105 (89.7) 373 (90.5)
Muslim 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 25 (16.0)a, b 10 (8.5)b 35 (8.5)
Other 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.3) 2 (1.7) 4 (1.0)
Total 103 36 156 117 412 (100)
Marital Status Unmarried 38 (38.0) 10 (28.6) 49 (31.8) 53 (44.9) 150 (36.9)
Married 62 (62.0) 25 (71.4) 105 (68.2) 65 (55.1) 257 (63.1)
Total 100 35 154 118 407 (100)
Educational Status No Formal 21 (20.8) 6 (16.7) 30 (19.5) 11 (9.3) 68 (16.6)
Primary 26 (25.7) 5 (13.9) 30 (19.5) 16 (13.6) 77 (18.8)
Junior Secondary 39 (38.6) 14,(38.9) 69 (44.8)a 72 (61.0)a 194 (47.4)
Senior Secondary 9 (8.9) 6 (16.7) 18 (11.7) 15 (12.7) 48 (11.7)
Post-Secondary 6 (5.9) 5 (13.9) 7 (4.5) 4 (3.4) 22 (5.4)
Total 101 36 154 118 409 (100)
Occupation Unemployed 12 (12.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (4.7) 6 (5.2) 25 (6.2)
Formally employed 18 (18.0) 9 (25.0) 23 (15.3) 16 (13.8) 66 (16.4)
Skilled Worker 23 (23.0) 8 (22.2) 25 (16.7) 37 (31.9) 93 (23.1)
Trader 34 (34.0) 16 (44.4) 75 (50.0) 47 (40.5) 172 (42.8)
Agro-worker 13 (13.0) 3 (8.3) 20 (13.3) 10 (8.6) 46 (11.4)
Total 100 36 150 116 402 (100.0)
  1. aDenotes for each sub-category’s column proportions for a reporting strategy that differ significantly from the others of the same demographic character, at the 95% confidence level
  2. bThe difference in religious characteristics that showed Muslim in only two of the four strategies was primary due to the fact that there was a major Muslim community that was only approached at the early stage of the study with the Hospital long and short duration based strategies
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