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Table 2 Questions related to risk factors for cervical cancer (n = 337)

From: A survey of knowledge and attitudes relating to cervical and breast cancer among women in Ethiopia

Questions to describe knowledge on risk factors for cervical cancer Correct responses %
Is cervical cancer preventable?a 44.2
Is having many different sexual partners a risk factor?a 44.2
Is smoking a risk factor for cervical cancer?a 38.6
Is HIV a risk factor for cervical cancer?a 26.7
Is oral contraception a risk factor for cervical cancer?a 24.6
Is giving birth to many babies a risk factor?a 23.7
Is human papilloma virus (HPV) a risk factor for cervical cancer?a 21.4
Are you more likely to get cervical cancer if your family has it?a 15.7
  1. aThe correct response for these questions was “Yes”