Table 1

Sociodemographic and screening characteristics of survey sample
Characteristics Routine screeners Non-routine screeners Total p-valuea
Number (weighted % of total) 644 (62.1%) 362 (37.9%) 1,006
Age (years, mean ± SD) 44.7 ± 11.2 42.9 ± 12.3 44.0 ± 11.6 0.10
Race (column %)b 0.88
White 77.4% 76.3% 77.0%
Black 7.2 8.7 7.8
Other 15.4 14.9 15.2
College graduate (%) 49.7 38.0 45.3 0.01
Income (%)
≤ $24,999 17.2 25.4 20.3 0.02
$25,000 - $49,999 24.7 31.6 27.3
$50,000 - $99,999 37.1 29.1 34.1
$100,000 or greater 21.0 13.8 18.3
Employment status (%) 0.04
Employed full time 54.3 41.5 49.4
Employed part time 5.2 9.5 6.8
Self Employed 7.6 13.1 9.7
Unemployed 18.3 19.2 18.6
Student 5.7 8.9 6.9
Retired 9.0 7.8 8.5
Relationship status (%) 0.01
Never Married 29.6 43.6 34.9
Married/living together 58.9 46.9 54.3
Separated/divorced 9.8 8.9 9.5
Widowed 1.8 0.6 1.3
Census regions (%) 0.21
East 26.2 18.5 23.3
Midwest 17.5 21.9 19.2
South 28.7 32.7 30.2
West 27.5 27.0 27.3
Insurance type (%) <0.01
Covered by private plan 69.4 51.2 62.5
Public assistance 16.6 18.4 17.3
Other insurance 4.9 3.0 4.2
No health insurance 9.1 27.5 16.1
Most recent Pap test (%) --
Less than 12 months 71.3 -- 44.8
12to 24 months 28.7 2.0 18.8
>24 to 36 months -- 28.5 10.6
>36 months -- 49.7 18.5
Never -- 19.8 7.4
History of abnormal Pap (%) 27.7 13.5 23.0 <0.01
Previous CC diagnosis (%) 1.7 0.7 1.3 0.39
Family history of CC (%) 9.1 3.1 6.8 <0.01

SD: standard deviation of individual participants; CC: cervical cancer.

All values and tests, except raw number of participants, are weighted according to survey weights.

aRao-Scott chi-square tests, except age, which uses weighted Student’s t-test.

bAll percentages are column percentages, except first row (Number).

Tracy et al.

Tracy et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:442   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-442

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