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Table 2 Participants knowledge regarding cervical cancer in Gondar town, North West Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 770 for the first question and, 501 for the rest)

From: Knowledge and attitude towards cervical cancer among reproductive age group women in Gondar town, North West Ethiopia

VariablesResponseFrequencyPercentage
Heard about cervical cancerYes50165.1
No26934.9
Know the risk factors for cervical cancerYes20240.3
No29959.7
Knowledge on risk factors of cervical cancerSexually transmitted disease15375.7
Smoking12059.4
Having multiple Sexual Partners13566.8
Poor dietary habit4019.8
Early marriage12963.8
Family history of cervical cancer199.4
Others188.9
HPV is a causative agent of cervical cancerYes9318.6
No40881.4
Know common symptoms of cervical cancerYes10020.0
No40180.0
Knowledge on the symptoms of cervical cancerIntra or Post coital bleeding5858.0
Bleeding after menopause3838.0
Persistent blood stained vaginal discharge7373.0
Lower abdominal pain3333.0
Others11.0
Cervical cancer is preventableYes32765.3
No17434.7
Cervical cancer is curableYes21442.7
No28757.3
Heard about pap smear testYes10721.4
No39478.6
If yes where did you hear about Pap smear for the first time?Relatives6412.8
Friends8817.6
Health workers12324.6
Mass media20641.1
Others204.0
How many times should a healthy woman undergo pap smear test?Only once2624.3
Two times only3431.8
At least three times and above4743.9