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Table 1 The mutually adjusted participation rates after self-sampling offer

From: Self-sampling in cervical cancer screening: comparison of a brush-based and a lavage-based cervicovaginal self-sampling device

  Lavage-device Brush device Total Mutually adjusted total attendance after self-sampling invitation
  Invited Attendeda Invited Attendeda Invited Attendeda RR 95 % CI
  n n % n n % n n %   
Age groups
 30–39 270 48 17,8 277 54 19,5 547 102 18,6 1  
 40–49 195 48 24,6 170 47 27,6 365 95 26,0 1,34 1,01–1,78
 50–59 193 48 24,9 204 62 30,4 397 110 27,7 1,45 1,10–1,91
 60–69 112 23 20,5 83 12 14,5 195 35 17,9 1,03 0,69–1,52
Mother tongue
 Finnish/Swedish 742 161 21,7 700 169 24,1 1442 330 22,9 1  
 Other 28 6 21,4 34 6 17,6 62 12 19,4 1,1 0,61–1,95
Education
 Primary 101 8 7,9 105 12 11,4 206 20 9,7 1  
 Secondary 341 74 21,7 352 82 23,3 693 156 22,5 2,26 1,41–3,61
 Tertiary 328 85 25,9 277 81 29,2 605 166 27,4 2,74 1,71–4,38
Marital status
 Unmarried 259 52 20,1 247 54 21,9 506 106 20,9 1  
 Married/Widowed 411 96 23,4 365 95 26,0 776 191 24,6 1,05 0,82–1,34
 Divorced 96 19 19,8 114 26 22,8 210 45 21,4 0,98 0,69–1,40
 Unknown 4 0 0,0 8 0 0,0 12 0 0,0 0  
Municipality type
 Urban 405 84 20,7 386 88 22,8 791 172 21,7 1  
 Semi-urban 196 44 22,4 177 46 26,0 373 90 24,1 1,12 0,87–1,45
 Rural 169 39 23,1 171 41 24,0 340 80 23,5 1,14 0,88–1,49
Total 770 167 21,7 734 175 23,8 1504 342 22,7   
  1. aIncluding one woman in the lavage group and six women in the brush group that attended by Pap smear after self-sampling offer