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Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake in Kurdish Women Living in Western Iran, 2014
- Aminisani, N (Epidemiology and Statistics Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Siences) ;
- Fattahpour, R (Epidemiology and Statistics Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Siences) ;
- Abedi, L (Kerman University of Medical Siences) ;
- Shamshirgaran, SM (Epidemiology and Statistics Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Siences)
- Published : 2016.08.01
Background: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among females across the world. It is a preventable cancer and early detection is very feasible. This study aimed to identify which women characteristics are potentially associated with and may have an important in uence on the uptake of cervical cancer screening in Kurdish women living in the west of Iran.. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in late 2014. A random sample of women aged 40 years and above without history of cervical cancer and identi ed as Kurdish background were selected and interviewed by two trained interviewers. Information about sociodemographic and reproductive factors, history of diseases, and cervical screening was collected using a questionnaire and women who had undergone a hysterectomy were excluded. Univariate analyses were used to describe the general characteristics of the study population. Multivariable logistic regression models with self-reported screening history were used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) with 95% con dence intervals (CI). Signi cance was considered at the 5% level. Results: A total of 561 women were included in this study (mean age
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