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Table 2 Association between default from follow-up care after screening positive to precancerous lesion of the cervix and sociodemographic and reproductive characteristics of the participants (n = 108)

From: Predictors of default from follow-up care in a cervical cancer screening program using direct visual inspection in south-western Nigeria

Characteristics Defaulter (%) n = 51 Non defaulter (%) n = 57 Crude result Adjusted result
Crude OR (95% CI) P value Adjusted OR (95% CI) P value
Age (years)       
<40 25(49.0) 20(35.1) 1.8(0.8 – 4.2) 0.20 1.2(0.8 – 6.9) 0.23
≥40 26(51.0) 37(64.9) 1(ref) 1(ref)
Parity       
≤2 15(29.4) 18(31.6) 2.0(0.8 – 5.6) 0.88 1.1(0.5 – 8.1) 0.95
>2 3(70.6) 35(68.4) 1(ref) 1(ref)
Education status       
< Secondary 19(37.5) 10(17.5) 2.9(1.1 – 7.7) 0.03 3.1(2.0 – 5.2)a 0.02
≥ Secondary 31(62.7) 47(82.5) 1(ref) 1(ref)
Marital Status       
Not married 14(27.5) 9(15.8) 2.0(0.7 – 5.6) 0.23 1.3(0.8 – 6.9) 0.26
Married 37(72.5) 47(84.2) 1(ref) 1(ref)
Work status       
Not working 27(52.9) 19(33.3) 2.3(1.0 – 5.4) 0.06 1.2(0.8 – 8.1) 0.11
Working 23(47.1) 37(66.7) 1(ref) 1(ref)
Type of Community       
Urban 10(19.6) 23(40.4) 1(ref) 0.03 1(ref) 0.07
Rural 41(80.4) 34(59.6) 2.8(1.1 – 7.3) 1.6(0.9 –9.1)
Distance of residence to clinic       
< 10 Km 11(21.6) 25(43.9) 1(ref) 0.02 1(ref) 0.03
≥ 10 Km 40(78.4) 32(56.1) 2.8(1.1 – 7.3) 2.0(1.0 –4.1)b
Current contraceptive use       
Using 10(19.6) 22(38.6) 1(ref) 0.05 1(ref) 0.08
Not using 41(80.4) 35(61.4) 2.6(1.0 -6.8) 1.4(0.3 – 9.7)
Previous cervical cancer screen       
Screened 5(9.8) 17(29.8) 1(ref) 0.02 1(ref)  
Never Screened 46(90.2) 40(70.2) 3.9(1.2 –13.4) 3.5(3.1 – 8.4)c 0.006
HIV status      
Positive 3(5.9) 4(7.0) 0.8(0.1-4.7) 0.66 0.8(0.2-5.1) 0.81
Negative 48(94.1) 53(93.0) 1(ref) 1(ref)
  1. Note: Potential confounders adjusted at multivariate logistic regression analysis. aAdjusted for work status, bAdjusted for type of community and work status, cAdjusted for educational status and current contraceptive use.