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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (N = 307)

From: Knowledge towards cervical cancer prevention and screening practices among women who attended reproductive and child health clinic at Magu district hospital, Lake Zone Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Variables Number Percent
Age (years)a
 15 - 24 125 40.7
 25 - 34 136 44.3
 35 - 49 46 15.0
Education level
 Informal 42 13.7
 Primary education 195 63.5
 secondary or higher 70 22.8
Occupation
 Formal employment 8 2.6
 Not employed (peasant, vendor etc.) 299 97.4
Area of residence
 Rural 126 41.0
 Urban 181 59.0
Tribe
 Sukuma 234 76.2
 Others 73 23.8
Marital status
 Single/divorced/widowed 63 20.5
 Married/cohabiting 244 79.5
Type of marriage
 Monogamous 218 71.0
 Polygamous 21 6.8
 Missingb 68 22.1
Parity
 0 to 1 104 33.9
 2 to 4 150 48.9
 5 and above 53 17.2
Health insurance coverage
 Yes 41 13.4
 No 266 86.6
  1. aMean age 27.04 (SD = 6.58) years
  2. b68 participants appear as missing as they were not married