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Table 2 Reproductive and behavioral characteristics of study participants in Hawassa city, Ethiopia (n = 411)

From: Visual inspection with acetic-acid (VIA) service utilization and associated factors among women in Hawassa city, southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Age at first sexual intercourse (years)
 16 and below 105 25.5
 Above 16 306 74.5
Lifetime number of sexual partners
 Single 106 25.8
 Multiple 305 74.2
Parity
 1–5 235 57.2
  > 5 176 42.8
Self-reported HIV sero status
 Positive 18 5.1
 Negative 338 94.9
Use of oral contraceptive pills
 Yes 149 36.3
 No 262 63.7
Ever history of smoking
 Yes 10 2.4
 No 401 97.6
Ever history of STI/STD
 Yes 145 35.3
 No 266 64.7
Family history of cervical cancer
 No 53 12.9
 Yes 358 87.1
Knew someone with cervical cancer
 Yes 43 10.5
 No 368 89.5
Self-perceived risk of developing cervical cancer
 Yes 205 49.9
 No 206 50.1
Getting advice from health care providers
 Yes 239 58.2
 No 172 41.8
Getting community health education
 Yes 239 58.2
 No 172 41.8