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Knowledge and Awareness of Cervical Cancer among HIV-Infected Women in Ethiopia

Table 2

Awareness and knowledge of cervical cancer among HIV-infected women involved in the study, Ethiopia, August to September 2012.

VariableNumber%

Ever heard about cervical cancer
 Yes30871.3
 No12428.7
Total432100
Source of information for cervical cancer ()
 Health facility17657.3
 Media7022.8
 Friends299.4
 Relatives3310.7
The primary cause of cervical cancer ()
 I don’t know/cause unknown 15149.0
 Infection by a germ/virus12239.6
 God’s punishment165.2
 Other (related and non-related risk factors)196.2
Women potentially at risk of developing cervical cancer ()
 Women who have ever had sex are at risk4715.3
 All women are at risk10835.1
 Women with poor hygiene8427.3
 I don’t know6922.4
Is cervical cancer a sexually transmitted illness? ()
 Yes19463
 No247.8
 I don’t know9029.2
Who is most at risk for cervical cancer? ()
 Women infected with HIV 16954.9
 Women with multiple sexual partners10233.1
 Women exposed to repeated STIs6119.8
 Women who have sex before 18 years of age4213.6
 Women who bear too many children4514.6
 A wife of a man who had multiple sexual partners4514.6
 Women who had a mother or sister with cervical cancer113.6
 Don’t know 8126.3
Do you consider yourself at risk for cervical cancer? ()
 Yes15550.3
 No13343.2
 I don’t know206.5

Percent exceeds 100% as multiple answers are possible.

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