Table 1

Demographic characteristics of WHINURSa participants aged ≤40 years, by Indigenous statusb

Variable

Non-Indigenous

Indigenous


n

%

n

%


Participants

1494

655

Age, years

15 to 20

139

9.3%

117

17.9%

21 to 25

359

24.0%

178

27.2%

26 to 30

383

25.6%

137

20.9%

31 to 35

341

22.8%

124

18.9%

36 to 40

272

18.2%

99

15.1%

Median

29

27

Meanc

28.9

27.4

Hormonal contraception userc,d

643

43.3%

196

30.3%

Smokerc,e

368

24.8%

363

56.2%

Pregnantc,f

13

0.9%

54

8.2%

Remotenessg

Major cities

868

58.1%

45

6.9%

Inner regional

182

12.2%

65

9.9%

Outer regional

351

23.5%

215

32.8%

Remote

78

5.2%

135

20.6%

Very remote

15

1.0%

195

29.8%

Most recent Pap-test resultb

Normal

1143

81.2%

453

77.3%

Low-grade abnormality

116

8.2%

44

7.5%

High-grade abnormality

5

0.4%

7

1.2%

First Pap

144

10.2%

82

14.0%

Unknown/missing/unsatisfactory

19/45/22

21/42/6

Current Pap-test resultb,f

Normal

1296

88.0%

527

84.7%

Low-grade abnormality

156

10.6%

70

11.3%

High-grade abnormalityb

20

1.4%

25

4.0%

Unsatisfactory

20

7


aWomen's HPV Indigenous Non-Indigenous Urban Rural Study

bThree participants with unknown Indigenous status are not included in this table

bP < 0.001 for group Indigenous women versus non-Indigenous women.

cData missing for ten non-Indigenous and eight Indigenous participants.

dData missing for ten non-Indigenous and nine Indigenous participants.

eData missing for eight non-Indigenous and six Indigenous participants.

fData missing for two non-Indigenous and twenty-six Indigenous participants.

gRemote residence refers to residence in an area categorized as remote or very remote using the Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia classification by postcode. Non-remote residence refers to areas categorized as major cities or regional areas.

Garland et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:104   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-104

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