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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants in intervention and control groups

From: Effect of a community-based intervention to increase participation in cervical cancer screening among Pakistani and Somali women in Norway

Intervention group Intervention group Control group P-value
n 1554 9266  
Age, mean (SD) 41.2 (11.3) 40.9 (11.2) 0.27
Born in Norway, n (%) 371 (23.9) 1838 (19.8) < 0.001
Age when arrived in Norwaya, mean (SD) 21.2 (9.6) 21.3 (9.4) 0.85
Years since arrived in Norwaya, mean (SD) 22.4 (10.1) 22.2 (11.0) 0.58
Country of origin, n (%)
 Somalia 431 (27.7) 2958 (31.9)  
 Pakistan 1123 (72.3) 6308 (68.1) 0.001
Marital status, n (%)
 Unmarried 259 (16.7) 1808 (19.5)  
 Married/Partner 1009 (64.9) 5435 (58.7)  
 Divorced/Separated 245 (15.8) 1701 (18.4)  
 Widow 41 (2.6) 322 (3.5) < 0.001
Education, n (%)
 Primary 606 (39.0) 4013 (43.3)  
 High school or vocational school 309 (19.9) 1881 (20.3)  
 College/University 406 (26.1) 1776 (19.2)  
 Missing 233 (15.0) 1596 (17.2) < 0.001
Income quartile in 2016
 Q1: (0–50,000 NOK) 257 (16.5) 2319 (25.0)  
 Q2: (50,000 NOK - 420,000 NOK) 337 (21.7) 2128 (23.0)  
 Q3: (420,000 NOK – 770,000 NOK) 449 (28.9) 2443 (26.4)  
 Q4: > 770,000 NOK 511 (32.9) 2376 (25.6) < 0.001
Female GP, n (%) 1037 (66.9) 5713 (61.7) < 0.001
Age of GP, n (%) 50.6 (9.7) 49.6 (10.0) < 0.001
Country of origin for GP, n (%)
 Norway 948 (61.2) 3632 (39.2)  
 European country 228 (14.7) 1550 (16.8)  
 Non-European country 374 (24.1) 4073 (44.0) < 0.001
Screened at least once the last 4 years, n (%) 713 (45.9) 4088 (44.1) 0.2
  1. aOnly calculated for those who were not born in Norway