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Table 1 County of origin and demographic characteristics of study participants, by county (n = 451)

From: Women’s knowledge and attitudes related to cervical cancer and cervical cancer screening in Isiolo and Tharaka Nithi counties, Kenya: a cross-sectional study

  County of origin  
Isiolo Tharaka Nithi Total
N = 133 N = 318 N = 451
Variable N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age (years)
< 20 10 (7.5) 14 (4.4) 24 (5.3)
20–29 55 (41.4) 99 (31.1) 154 (34.2)
30–39 38 (28.6) 83 (26.1) 121 (26.8)
40–49 13 (9.8) 58 (18.2) 71 (15.7)
50–59 8 (6.0) 37 (11.6) 45 (10)
≥60 9 (6.8) 27 (8.5) 36 (8)
Education level
Non-literate 47 (35.3) 17 (5.4) 64 (14.2)
Read and write 14 (10.5) 9 (2.8) 23 (5.1)
Primary 38 (28.6) 120 (37.7) 158 (35)
High school 30 (22.6) 121 (38.1) 151 (33.5)
Diploma and above 4 (3.0) 51 (16.0) 55 (12.2)
Marital status
Married 99 (74.4) 219 (68.9) 318 (70.5)
Single 18 (13.5) 77 (24.2) 95 (21.1)
Divorced 7 (5.3) 12 (3.8) 19 (4.2)
Widowed 9 (6.8) 10 (3.1) 19 (4.2)
Employment status
Housewife 72 (54.1) 43 (13.5) 115 (25.5)
Employed/self-employed 30 (22.6) 199 (62.6) 229 (50.8)
Unemployed 29 (21.8) 59 (18.6) 88 (19.5)
Student 2 (1.5) 17 (5.4) 19 (4.2)
  1. n number of respondents
  2. % percentage