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Table 1 Background characteristics of participants (n = 868)

From: Elderly women’s experiences of self-sampling for HPV testing

Age, years (range)60–75
HPV positive, n (%)36 (4.2)
HPV negative, n (%)832 (95.8)
Nulliparous, n (%)66 (7.6)
Parity (1–7), n (%)799 (92.4)
Never smokers, n (%)757 (87.9)
Current smokers, n (%)85 (9.8)
Previous smokers, n (%)19 (2.2)
Single, n (%)203 (23.4)
Having a partner, n (%)664 (76.6)
Sexually active, n (%)380 (43.8)
Not sexually active, n (%)453 (52.2)
Sexual activity not reported, n (%)34 (4.0)