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Table 1 Uyghur women knowledge and analysis of related elements of cervical cancer, HPV, and HPV vaccine

From: Knowledge and attitude of Uyghur women in Xinjiang province of China related to the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer

Questionnaire items Uyghur women
Number Percentage
Have you heard of cervical cancer?
  Yes 1,350 27
  No 3,650 73
From where you heard of cervical cancer?
  Friends 475 35.2
  Television 458 33.9
  Broadcast 117 8.7
  Magazine 90 6.7
  Others 210 15.5
  Do not know 3,650 73.0
Do you know the need of cervical cancer screening once a year?
  Yes 1,000 20.0
  No 4,000 80.0
Do you know the risk factors of cervical cancer?
  Yes 900 18.0
   HPV 350 7.0
   Having HIV 82 1.64
   Smoking 67 1.34
   Using birth control pills for a long time (5 or more years) 42 0.84
   Having given birth to three or more children 64 1.28
   Having several sexual partners 104 2.08
   Being younger than 17 at first full term pregnancy 79 1.58
   Having a family history of cervical cancer 112 2.24
  No 4,100 82.0
Do you want to have regular gynaecological examination?
  Yes 900 18.0
  No 4,100 82.0
Why you never had regular gynaecological examination?
  Because of the economy problem 1,681 41.0
  Because of lack of awareness of the importance of regular gynaecological examination. 1,804 44.0
  Because of lack of time 1,515 30.3
Have you ever had cervical Pap smear test?
  Yes 1,650 33.0
  No 3,350 67.0
Do you know the significance of cervical Pap smear test?
  Yes 1,350 27.0
  No 3,650 73.0
Have you heard of HPV?
  Yes 650 13.0
  No 4,350 87.0
Do you know the link between HPV and cervical cancer?
  Yes 350 7.0
  No 4,650 93.0
Have you ever had an HPV test before?
  Yes 450 9.0
  No 4,550 91.0
Have you heard of HPV vaccine?
  Yes 300 6.0
  No 4,700 94.0
Do you think men could be the risk factor for cervical cancer?
  Yes 1,250 25.0
  No 3,750 75.0
Do you think sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented if men use condoms?
  Yes 1,400 28.0
  No 3,600 72.0