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Table 1 The distribution of sociodemographics of intervention and non-intervention participants (N = 913)

From: Effect of a group educational intervention on rural Chinese women’s knowledge and attitudes about human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccines

Variable Intervention group(N = 913) Non-Intervention group(N = 2,328) p
n % n %
Age(yrs) 25 ~ 34 171 18.7 304 13.0 <0.001
35 ~ 44 372 40.8 866 37.2  
45 ~ 54 277 30.3 707 30.4  
≥55 93 10.2 451 19.4  
Marital status Married 891 97.6 2252 96.7 0.201
Single or others 22 2.4 76 3.3  
Education Illiteracy 42 4.6 147 6.3 <0.001
Primary school 277 30.3 850 36.5  
Middle school 472 51.7 1052 45.2  
High school and above 122 13.4 279 12.0  
Occupation Worker 30 3.3 40 1.7 0.003
Farmer 788 86.3 2105 90.4  
White collar/Professionals 63 6.9 116 5.0  
Others 32 3.5 67 2.9  
Smoking history Never 912 99.9 2323 99.8 0.531
Ever/Current 1 0.1 5 0.2  
Alcohol drinking history Never 846 92.7 2097 90.1 0.022
Occasionally or others 67 7.3 231 9.9  
Disease History Trichomonas 102 11.2 257 11.1 0.914
Fungus infection 89 9.8 192 8.2 0.172
Urinary Tract Infection 56 6.1 184 7.9 0.083
Cervitics 10 1.1 96 4.1 <0.001
None 701 76.8 1740 74.7 0.226
Age at sexual debut (yrs) <20 139 15.2 453 19.4 0.013
20 179 19.6 488 21.0  
21 199 21.8 484 20.8  
≥22 396 43.4 903 38.8  
No. of sexual partners 1 739 80.9 1948 83.7 0.059
2 141 15.5 287 12.3  
≥3 33 3.6 93 4.0  
Age at first pregnancy (yrs)a <21 179 19.8 512 22.2 0.005
21 133 14.7 433 18.8  
22 184 20.3 444 19.2  
≥23 409 45.2 919 39.8  
No. of live birtha 0 8 0.9 12 0.5 0.005
1 273 30.1 577 25.0  
≥2 624 69.0 1719 74.5  
  1. a905 women had pregnancy history among the intervention participants
  2. Boldface reflects statistical significance