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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (N = 683)

From: Community-based self-collected human papillomavirus screening in rural Zimbabwe

Age (mean years ± SD) 43.6 (10.2)
Age at first pregnancy (mean years ± SD) 19.0 (3.2)
Gravidity (mean ± SD) 4.47 (2.4)
Education
 Did not attend school 163 (24.0%)
 O′ Level (Grade 4) 177 (26.1%)
 A’ Level (Grade 6) 3 (0.4%)
 Grade 7 336 (49.5%)
 Tertiary 0 (0.0%)
History of hormonal contraception 480 (70.8%)
Prior screening for cervical cancer
 No (Previously unscreened) 646 (95.1%)
 Yes (Previously screened) 33 (4.9%)
Age Categories
 30–39 302 (44.5%)
 40–49 186 (27.4%)
 50–65 191 (28.1%)
HIV status
 Positive 146 (21.8%)
 Negative 521 (77.9%)
 Unknown 2 (0.3%)