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Table 1 Distribution of Population by Socio-Demographic Characteristics, South Africa

From: Determinants and levels of cervical Cancer screening uptake among women of reproductive age in South Africa: evidence from South Africa Demographic and health survey data, 2016

Socio Demographic Characteristics Frequency Percentage
N = 5903 100
Ever had Pap Smear Yes 3805 35.5
No 2098 64.4
Age Group 15–24 1394 23.6
25–34 1268 21.5
35–44 937 15.9
45+ 2304 39.0
Population Group African/Black 5010 84.9
White 251 4.3
Coloured 566 9.6
Indian/Asian 76 1.3
Province Western Cape 445 7.5
Eastern Cape 779 13.2
Northern Cape 495 8.4
Free State 637 10.8
KwaZulu-Natal 941 15.9
North West 561 9.5
Gauteng 547 9.3
Mpumalanga 666 11.3
Limpopo 832 14.1
Geographical Type Rural 2683 45.5
Urban 3220 54.6
Educational Attainment No education 569 9.6
Primary 1018 17.3
Secondary 3776 64.0
Higher 540 9.2
Occupation Not working 4127 69.9
Professional/Formal 1020 17.3
Non-professional/Informal 756 12.8
Marital Status Never Married 3667 62.1
Married 1461 24.8
Divorced 113 1.9
Widowed 662 11.2
Wealth Index Poor 2430 41.2
Middle 1317 22.3
Rich 2156 36.5
Health Insurance Cover Yes 796 13.5
No 5107 86.5
Perceived Health Status Poor 766 13.0
Average 1980 33.5
Good 2384 40.4
Excellent 773 13.1
  1. Source: SADHS, 2016