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Table 3 Knowledge and perceptions towards cervical screening among women by previous screening

From: Sociodemographic factors, health seeking behaviors, reproductive history, and knowledge of cervical screening among women in Swaziland

 YesNoTotalp-value
N = 87N = 210N = 297
N (%)N (%)N (%)
Did not know which tests I should have   0.0007
 Yes36 (41.4)132 (62.9)168 (56.6) 
 No51 (58.6)78 (37.1)129 (43.4) 
Doctor has never recommended screening   0.0938
 Yes49 (56.3)140 (66.7)189 (63.6) 
 No38 (43.7)70 (33.3)108 (36.4) 
Did not know when to have screening   < 0.0001
 Yes42 (48.3)158 (75.2)200 (67.3) 
 No45 (51.7)52 (27.8)97 (32.7) 
No one known talked about screening   0.2174
 Yes45 (51.7)125 (59.5)170 (57.2) 
 No42 (48.3)85 (40.5)127 (42.8) 
Worried about tests finding cancer   0.7395
 Yes33 (37.9)75 (35.9)108 (36.5) 
 No54 (62.1)134 (64.1)188 (63.5) 
Cancer screening tests cost too much   0.2406
 Yes14 (16.1)46 (22.0)60 (20.3) 
 No73 (83.9)163 (78.0)236 (79.7) 
Cancer screening tests are painful   0.1420
 Yes36 (41.4)106 (50.7)142 (48.0) 
 No51 (58.6)103 (49.3)154 (52.0) 
Cancer screening tests are embarrassing and/or uncomfortable 0.1040
 Yes26 (29.9)44 (20.9)70 (23.6) 
 No61 (70.1)166 (79.1)227 (76.4) 
You don’t think you need testing   0.1823
 Yes23 (26.4)72 (34.3)95 (32.0) 
 No64 (73.6)138 (65.7)202 (68.0) 
You forget to schedule the tests   0.7652
 Yes25 (28.7)64 (30.5)89 (30.0) 
 No62 (71.3)146 (69.5)208 (70.0) 
Takes too long to get an appointment   0.8735
 Yes36 (41.4)89 (42.4)125 (42.1) 
 No51 (58.6)121 (57.6)172 (57.9) 
Did not have time for cancer screening tests   0.5691
 Yes45 (51.7)101 (48.1)146 (49.2) 
 No42 (48.3)109 (51.9)151 (50.8)