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Table 4 Recognition of cervical cancer symptoms

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

Symptoms read out to participants Recognized as symptoms of cervical cancer
Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
Don’t know
N (%)
Persistent lower abdominal/pelvic pain 532 (65.3) 49 (6.0) 234 (28.7)
A persistent smelly vaginal discharge 509 (62.5) 70 (8.6) 236 (28.9)
Vaginal bleeding after menopause 489 (60.0) 64 (7.9) 262 (32.2)
Vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods 469 (57.6) 69 (8.5) 277 (33.9)
Menstrual periods that are longer or heavier than usual 464 (56.9) 82 (10.1) 269 (33.0)
Persistent lower back pain 459 (56.3) 95 (11.7) 261 (32.0)
Vaginal bleeding during or after sex 437 (53.6) 95 (11.7) 283 (34.7)
Discomfort or pain during sex 424 (52.0) 94 (11.5) 297 (36.4)
Blood in urine/stool(faeces) 423 (51.9) 71 (8.7) 321 (39.4)
Persistent diarrhoea 254 (31.2) 152 (18.7) 409 (50.2)
Unexplained weight loss 197 (24.2) 120 (14.7) 498 (61.1)