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Table 3 Cervical cancer knowledge scores among high school and university students

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people in Zimbabwe on cervical cancer and HPV, current screening methods and vaccination

Cervical cancer knowledge score Female Male Total
Total scores (out of 26) Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Cervical cancer knowledge scores for high school students*
 0 27(16.46) 9(12.16) 36(15.13)
 1 18(10.98) 11(14.86) 29(12.18)
 2 5(3.05) 3(4.05) 8(3.36)
 3 4(2.44) 4(5.41) 8(3.36)
 4 10(6.10) 4(5.41) 14(5.88)
 5 9(5.49) 8(10.81) 17(7.14)
 6 10(6.10) 1(1.35) 11(4.62)
 7 18(10.98) 7(9.46) 25(10.50)
 8 12(7.32) 4(5.41) 16(6.72)
 9 8(4.88) 3(4.05) 11(5.00)
 10 7(4.27) 5(6.76) 12(5.04)
 11 6(3.66) 2(2.70) 8(3.36)
 12 9(5.49) 3(4.05) 12(5.04)
 13 8(4.88) 4(5.41) 12(5.04)
 14 4(2.44) 4(5.41) 8(3.36)
 15 5(3.05) 1(1.35) 6(2.52)
 16 4(2.44) 1(1.35) 5(2.10)
Total (%) 164 (100) 74(100) 238(100)
Cervical cancer knowledge scores for university students**
 0 48(15.38) 39(19.40) 87(16.96)
 1 48(15.38) 33(16.42) 81(15.79)
 2 38(12.18) 15(7.46) 53(10.33)
 3 16(5.13) 10(4.98) 26(5.07)
 4 19(6.09) 18(8.96) 37(7.21)
 5 16(5.13) 17(8.46) 33(6.43)
 6 26(8.33) 13(6.47) 39(7.60)
 7 20(6.41) 11(5.47) 31(6.04)
 8 34(10.90) 15(7.46) 49(9.55)
 9 16(5.13) 8(3.98) 24(4.68)
 10 17(5.45) 5(2.49) 22(4.29)
 11 8(2.56) 10(4.98) 18(3.51)
 12 2(0.64) 2(1.00) 4(0.78)
 13 0(0) 1(0.50) 1(0.19)
 14 1(0.32) 0(0) 1(0.19)
 15 0(0) 1(0.50) 1(0.19)
 16 0(0) 1(0.50) 1(0.19)
 17 1(0.32) 0(0) 1(0.19)
 18 1(0.32) 0(0) 1(0.19)
 20 1(0.32) 2(1.00) 3(1.00)
Total (%) 312(100) 201(100) 513(100)
  1. *Chi-2 test, Pearson: Designed-based F(1, 5) = 0.0176, p = 0.900
  2. **Fisher’s exact two-tailed p-value = 0.324