Factors Related to Cervical Cancer Screening Experience among Women Aged 15 and above in Eswatini: The World Health Organisation STEP's Data 2014:A Household Cross Sectional Survey

T. N. Maseko, Hui-Chuan Huang, L. Kuan-Chia

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PURPOSE: To understand factors related to cervical cancer screening behaviors and factors that influence these behaviors among women living in Eswatini. METHODS: Data from the World Health Organization STEP's data - A household cross sectional survey in Eswatini in 2014 for 1217 eligible women aged 15 and above. The dependent variable was binary categorized, into two levels: With or without cervical cancer screening experience and independent variables were factors related to cervical cancer screening. The binary logistic regression models were used to analyze the factors related to cervical cancer screening. RESULTS: Women with cervical cancer screening experience were 15.2%. The multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that women's age, education, employment status, history of cardiovascular disease and community environment were significantly correlated with the cervical cancer screening behavior. CONCLUSION: Screening for cervical cancer is still low among women living in Eswatini. Our findings provide a greater understanding of African women's factors related to cervical cancer screening among African countries which are age, education, employment status and environmental issues. This can particularly be attributed to the limited availability and accessibility of cervical cancer screening services among socio-economically disadvantaged populations.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)355-361
頁數7
期刊West African Journal of Medicine
37
發行號4
出版狀態已發佈 - 九月 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 醫藥 (全部)

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