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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of respondents (N = 409)

From: Women’s knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) relating to breast and cervical cancers in rural Zimbabwe: a cross sectional study in Mudzi District, Mashonaland East Province

Demographic and Socio-economic variables Response distribution
Frequency %
Age Distribution (years) 15–19 years 76 18.6
20–24 years 76 18.6
25–29 years 63 15.4
30–34 years 47 11.5
35–39 years 66 16.1
40–44 years 36 8.8
45–49 years 45 11.0
Total 409 100
Marital Status Married/Cohabiting 294 72
Never Married 57 14
Divorced/Separated 29 7
Widowed 29 7
Total 409 100
Level of Education None 11 2.7
Adult literacy 3 0.7
Primary 241 58.9
Ordinary Level 153 37.3
Diploma 1 0.2
Degree and above 0 0
Total 409 100
Religious Affiliation Apostolic Sect 245 59.9
Pentecostal 61 14.9
Roman Catholic 20 4.9
African Traditional Religion 7 1.7
Protestant 39 9.5
None 33 8.1
Other 3 0.7
Total 408 100
Employment Status Formally employed 4 1
Informally employed 61 15
Student 25 6
Not employed 319 78
Total 409 100