Table 2

Knowledge of midwives about cervical cancer disease and its prevention, by category of health facility, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 2012
Total UH GH PHC P SoM P*
N = 592 (%) n = 125 (%) n = 134 (%) n = 194 (%) n = 139 (%)
Score of knowledge of cervical cancer disease
Appropriate (>70%) 329 (55.7) 75 (60.0) 80 (59.7) 113 (58.2) 0.94 61 (43.9) 0.02
Main items of the score of knowledge of cervical cancer disease
Most frequent cancer in women 587 (99.2) 123 (98.4) 133 (99.3) 193 (99.5) 0.58 138 (99.3) 0.82
Most deadly cancer in women 584 (98.6) 122 (97.6) 133 (99.3) 192 (99.0) 0.44 137 (98.6) 0.66
HPV infection (risk factor) 409 (69.1) 98 (78.4) 85 (63.4) 128 (66.0) 0.02 98 (70.5) 0.05
Multiparity 317 (53.5) 73 (58.4) 69 (51.5) 113 (58.2) 0.41 62 (44.6) 0.06
Post-coital bleeding (symptoms) 452 (76.4) 96 (76.8) 111 (82.8) 157 (80.9) 0.45 88 (63.3) <0.01
Score of knowledge of prevention
Appropriate (>70%) 251 (42.4) 66 (52.8) 58 (43.3) 77 (39.7) 0.05 50 (36.0) 0.03
Main items of the score of knowledge of prevention
Cervical cancer is preventable 544 (91.9) 116 (92.8) 125 (93.3) 179 (92.3) 0.94 124 (89.2) 0.60
Screening is a preventive method 421 (71.1) 85 (68.0) 98 (71.3) 150 (77.3) 0.18 88 (63.3) 0.03
Aware of visual inspection as screening method 268 (45.3) 66 (52.8) 56 (41.8) 63 (32.5) <0.01 83 (59.7) <0.01
Vaccine is a preventive method 298 (50.3) 70 (56.0) 63 (47.0) 98 (50.5) 0.41 67 (48.2) 0.57
Vaccine administered before sexual debut 259 (43.8) 68 (54.4) 63 (47.0) 80 (41.2) 0.07 48 (34.5) 0.01
Vaccine availability in Côte d’Ivoire 212 (35.8) 51 (40.8) 53 (39.6) 60 (30.9) 0.12 48 (34.5) 0.23

UH: University Hospital; GH: General Hospital; PHC: Primary Health Center; SoM: School of Midwifery; p: comparison of responses between UH, GH and PHC (student excluded). P*: comparison of the four groups of midwives. Correct answer.

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