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Table 3 Practices towards cervical cancer screening among undergraduate female students at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, April 2018 (n = 403)

From: Knowledge, attitude and practices on cervical cancer screening among undergraduate female students in University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: an institution based cross sectional study

Variables Category Number Percent (%)
Sexual experience Yes 52 12.9
No 351 87.1
Age at the first sex (n = 52) < 18 16 30.7
≥18 36 69.2
Number of sexual partners(n = 52) Single 33 63.5
Multiple 19 36.5
Have you ever screened for cervical cancer Yes 2 0.5
No 401 99.5
Reason for not screened I am healthy 211 52.4
It may be painful 55 13.6
I feel shy 23 5.7
I’m not informed about screening place 114 28.3
Do you receive a cervical cancer vaccine? Yes 5 1.2
No 398 98.8
Have you had a Pap smear done before? Yes 2 0.5
No 401 99.5
If not had done, why? No interest 3 0.7
Partners will not allow 18 4.5
No time 45 11.2
Never heard of it 337 83.6