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Table 2 Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors among participants who were aware of cervical cancer (n = 360)

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

  Frequency of correct responses
Questions to assess knowledge of risk factors for cervical cancera n %
Is cervical cancer preventable? 223 61.9
Is having many different sexual partners a risk factor for cervical cancer? 220 61.1
Is oral contraception a risk factor for cervical cancer? 211 58.6
Is smoking a risk factor for cervical cancer? 198 55.0
Is HIV a risk factor for cervical cancer? 141 39.2
Are you more likely to get cervical cancer if your family has it? 88 24.4
Is giving birth to many babies a risk factor for cervical cancer? 63 17.5
Is human papilloma virus (HPV) a risk factor for cervical cancer? 61 16.9
  1. n number of respondents
  2. % percentage
  3. a The correct response for these questions was “Yes”