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Table 2 Recognition of cervical cancer risk factors

From: Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors and symptoms among women in a refugee settlement: a cross-sectional study in northern Uganda

  Recognized as cervical cancer risk factor
Risk factors assessed Yes,
N (%)
No
N (%)
Having many sexual partners (greater than 3) in a lifetime. 295 (92.5) 24 (7.5)
Having sex at a young age (17 years or younger) 283 (88.5) 37 (11.6)
Being infected with other sexually transmitted diseases (other than HIV or Human Papillomavirus) 276 (88.2) 37 (11.8)
Getting a sexually transmitted infection called Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 271 (86.3) 43 (13.7)
Not going for regular screening /testing for cervical cancer 222 (69.8) 96 (30.2)
Having a sexual partner who is not circumcised 215 (67.8) 102 (32.2)
HIV/AIDS 206 (66.7) 103 (33.3)
Giving birth to three or more children 155 (49.8) 156 (50.2)
Smoking any cigarette at all 113 (37.7) 187 (62.3)
Using birth control, family planning for more than 5 years 172 (31.1) 382 (68.9)
Being bewitched/witchcraft 18 (6.4) 265 (93.6)