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Table 4 Reproductive history and sexual practices by having had a cervical exam

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

 Previous Cervical Exam
YesNoTotalp-value
N = 87N = 210N = 297
N (%)N (%)N (%)
How many children do you have?2.32 ± 2.242.05 ± 1.662.13 ± 1.840.2652
Age at first child   0.7699
  ≤ 1732 (36.8)74 (35.2)106 (35.7) 
 18–2346 (52.9)108 (51.4)154 (51.8) 
  ≥ 249 (10.3)28 (13.3)37 (12.5) 
How many of your children did you breastfeed?2.47 ± 1.312.13 ± 1.532.23 ± 1.470.0913
Are all your children from the same partner?  0.3304
 Yes32 (43.2)84 (48)116 (46.6) 
 No29 (39.2)52 (29.7)81 (32.5) 
 Only 1 child13 (17.6)39 (22.3)52 (20.9) 
Have you ever had an abortion   0.0574
 Yes4 (4.6)2 (1)6 (2) 
 No83 (95.4)206 (99)289 (98) 
Age at first sexual intercourse   0.9176
  ≤ 1733 (37.9)85 (40.5)118 (39.7) 
 18–2349 (56.3)113 (53.8)162 (54.6) 
  ≥ 245 (5.7)12 (5.7)17 (5.7) 
Number of lifetime sexual partners   0.5056
 120 (23.0)56 (26.7)76 (25.6) 
  ≥ 267 (77.0)154 (73.3)221 (74.4) 
Condom use   0.7277
 Do not use condoms18 (20.7)42 (20.1)60 (20.3) 
 Sometimes/Most times/Non-Regular partner only46 (52.9)120 (57.4)166 (56.1) 
History of any of the following STIs   0.1245
 Warts, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes28 (33.3)50 (24.4)78 (27.0) 
 None56 (66.7)155 (75.6)211 (73.0)