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Table 3 Self-reported reasons for non compliance to screening invitation, by provider of last Pap-test.

From: Estimation of Pap-test coverage in an area with an organised screening program: challenges for survey methods

  private public never screened
reasons for non compliance N % N % N %
did not receive the letter 21 9,9 8 13,1 10 16,9
Forgot 40 18,8 27 44,3 22 37,3
pregnancy 10 4,7 1 1,6   
no trust in public health services 13 6,1    1 1,7
exclusive trust in private gynaecologist 62 29,1     
Fear 8 3,8    16 27,1
did not consider important      5 8,5
hysterectomized      1 1,7
Illness      1 1,7
Virgin      3 5,1
do not respond 59 27,7 25 41,0   
Total 213 100,0 61   59 100,0