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Table 2 Knowledge about prevention, treatment and screening modalities of cervical cancer of female under graduate students of Aksum University, College of Health Science, Aksum, Tigray, Ethiopia (N = 344)

From: Correlates of cervical cancer screening uptake among female under graduate students of Aksum University, College of Health Sciences, Tigray, Ethiopia

Knowledge variable Category Frequency (%)
Prevention methods Avoiding multiple sexual partners prevent cervical 140 (40.7)
Avoiding early sexual intercourse 88 (25.6)
Quitting smoking prevent cervical cancer 24 (7.0)
Vaccination HPV prevent cervical cancer 56 (16.3)
Don’t know 36 (10.5)
Know cancer of cervix can be treated Yes 273 (79.4)
No 71 (20.6)
Treatment type Herbal remedies 44 (12.8)
Specific drug given by hospital 98 (28.5)
Surgery 126 (36.6)
Radiotherapy 62 (18)
Don’t know 14 (4.1)
How expensive do you think is treatment cervical cancer Free of charge 130 (37.8)
Reasonable price 25 (7.3)
Moderately expensive 23 (6.7)
Very expensive 49 (14.2)
Do not know 117 (34)
Frequency of screening Once a year 123 (35.8)
Every three year 105 (30.5)
Do not know 116 (33.7)
Who should be screened Women of > 25 years 188 (54.7)
Prostitutes 91 (26.5)
Elderly women 65 (18.9)
Procedures used in cervical cancer screening VIA 182 (52.8)
Pap smear 44 (13.7)
Biopsy 67 (19.5)
Do not know 48 (14)