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Table 1 Characteristics of 1892 women from two rural districts of Uganda participating in a community-based study of cervical cancer screening

From: Prevalence, correlates, and predictive value of high-risk human papillomavirus mRNA detection in a community-based cervical cancer screening program in western Uganda

Characteristic Percentage
Age, in years
 20–29 32%
 30–39 41%
  ≥ 40 27%
Marital statusa
 Never married 2.7%
 Married 83%
 Separated/divorced/widowed 14%
Educationa
 None 18%
 At least some primary 61%
 At least some secondary 20%
 At least some tertiary 1.0%
Occupationa
 Unemployed 79%
 Employed, non-professional 14%
 Employed, professional 7.4%
Distance of home from screening venuea
< 2 km 60%
 3–5 km 29%
 > 5 km 11%
Transport to screening venueb
 Walked 89%
 Other transport 11%
Paritya
 0 3.0%
 1–3 34%
 4–6 40%
  > 6 23%
 Pregnanta 10%
 Prior cervical cancer screeninga 5.0%
 HIV-infected, via self-reportc 9.6%
 Using antiretroviral therapyd 98%
  1. amissing in 2 participants
  2. bmissing in 19 participants
  3. c225 participants reported never testing
  4. damong those self-reporting to be HIV-infected