International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Cervical Cancer Screening: Assessment of Perception and Utilization of Services among Health Workers in Low Resource Setting

Table 2

Knowledge of cervical cancer and screening.

VARIABLESFREQUENCYPERCENTAGE

Symptoms
 No symptoms9925.5
 Foul Offensive vaginal discharge19049
 Irregular vaginal bleeding16743
 Postcoital vaginal bleeding22457.7
 Fever389.8
 Pelvic pain10627.3
 Weight loss7619.6
Risk factors
 Sexual intercourse < 16 years20953.9
 Multiple sexual partners27771.4
 Smoking5313.7
 History of HPV infection28172.4
 Use of IUCD348.8
 Impaired immunity4210.8
 Poor hygiene307.7
 Alcohol use235.9
Screening modalities
 Pap smear34689.2
 VIA16041.2
 Cervical biopsy17946.1
 HPVDNA test9925.5
 Colposcopy5313.7
Who should be screened
 Above 21 years/sexually active23259.8
 Married women only41
 Women above 30 years15239.2
If cervical changes are found early are they curable
 Yes28874.2
 No276.9
 Not aware235.9

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