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Table 4 Distribution of study respondents (n = 424) based on their perceived severity and susceptibility

From: Determinants of Cervical screening services uptake among 18–49 year old women seeking services at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu, Kenya

Perception   Screened Not screened P-value OR 95% CI P-value
No. of participants   74 350 N/A    
Seriousness of disease Dont know 2 (2.7) 142 (40.6) <0.0001 b 26.84 6.07-118.61 <0.0001
  Not serious 2 (2.7) 6 (1.7) 0.70 0.12-4.15 0.700
  Somewhat serious 2 (2.7) 23 (6.6) 5.83 1.27-26.65 0.023
  Very serious 68 (91.9) 169 (51.1) 1.00 N/A N/A
Seriousness of disease in your area Dont know 24 (32.4) 222 (63.4) <0.0001 b 1.11 0.58-2.11 0.750
  Not serious 0 (0.0) 7 (2.0) 4.99 0.12-5.15 0.450
  Somewhat serious 15 (20.3) 31 (8.9) 0.58 0.27-1.25 0.164
  Very serious 35 (47.3) 90 (25.7) 1.00 N/A N/A
Perceived susceptibility Yes 11 (14.9) 24 (6.9) 0.023 b 1.00 N/A N/A
  No 63 (85.1) 326 (93.1)   2.37 1.10-5.08 0.020
  1. Data are n (%). bStatistical significance determined by Chi-square analysis. Values in bold are statistically significant at P ≤ 0.05. N/A = Not applicable. Odds Ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals. The reference group in the logistic regression analyses was those who gave 5 correct signs and symptoms for cervical cancer.