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Table 4 Misconception about cervical cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms stratified by health workers’ qualifications

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practice of cervical cancer prevention among health workers in rural health centres of Northern Uganda

Variables Total N = 285 (%) Nurses, N = 153 (53%) Midwives, N = 80 (28%) CO, N = 52 (18%) χ2 P-value
Misconception about cervical cancer risk factors
 Infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) 144 (51) 75 (49) 40 (50) 29 (56) 0.72 0.70
 Over consumption of Alcohol 48 (17) 23 (15) 14 (17.5) 11 (21) 1.07 0.59
 Having a family history of cervical cancer 209 (73) 120 (78) 56 (70) 33 (63) 5.08 0.08
Misconception about cervical cancer signs and symptoms
 Abdominal pain 192 (67) 101 (66) 52 (65) 39 (75) 1.71 0.43
 Having headache 35 (12) 24 (16) 6 (7.5) 5 (10) 3.69 0.16
 Having a lot of night sweat 18 (6) 7 (5) 7 (9) 4 (8) 1.75 0.42
  1. χ2 = chi-square test, df = 2, CO Clinical Officers
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