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Table 4 Attitude of cervical cancer (n = 337)

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

Questions to describe attitudes related to cervical cancer Yes Not sure No not
My chances of getting cervical cancer in the next few years are high. 7.1 42.4 50.5
I feel I will get cervical cancer some time during my life. 8.3 43.3 48.4
The thought of cervical cancer scares me. 70.3 4.5 25.2
Problems I would experience with cervical cancer would last a long time. 24.9 51.9 23.2
Cervical cancer would threaten a relationship with my boyfriend, husband or partner. 35.9 40.7 23.4
If I developed cervical cancer, I would not live longer than 5 years. 11.0 52.8 36.2
Having cervical exams takes too much time. 8.3 47.8 43.9
Having cervical exams is too painful. 6.8 48.4 44.8
Health care workers doing cervical exams are rude to women. 10.4 14.8 74.8
I have other problems more important than having cervical exams in my life. 6.2 32.3 61.4
I am too old to have cervical exams regularly. 4.2 40.4 55.5
There is no health centre close to my house to have cervical exams. 34.1 14.5 51.3
If there is cancer development in my destiny, having cervical exams will not prevent it. 19.0 37.7 43.3
I prefer a female health worker to conduct cervical exams. 70.0 3.9 26.1
I will never have cervical exams if I have to pay for it. 11.0 27.9 61.1
I would be ashamed to lie on a gynecologic examination table and show my private parts to have a cervical exam. 11.9 34.7 53.4