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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of women included in this study

From: Measuring the psychosocial burden in women with low-grade abnormal cervical cytology in the TOMBOLA trial: psychometric properties of the Process and Outcome Specific Measure (POSM)

Characteristic N %
Age group (n = 3331)   
20-29 1440 43.2
30-39 887 26.6
40-49 708 21.3
50-59 296 8.9
Ethnic group (N = 3318; missing = 13)   
White 3180 95.8
Non-white 138 4.2
Trial centre (N = 3331)   
1 1068 32.1
2 834 25.0
3 1429 42.9
Employment status (N = 3323; missing = 8)   
Full-time paid employment 1663 50.0
Part-time paid employment 771 23.2
Student 307 9.2
Not in paid employment 582 17.5
Carstairs quintile (N = 3331)   
1 (Least deprived) 469 14.1
2 623 18.7
3 533 16.0
4 877 26.3
5 (Most deprived) 829 24.9
Marital status (N = 3298; missing = 33)   
Married or cohabiting 1829 55.5
Divorced, separated or widowed 445 13.5
Single 1024 31.0
Reproductive history (N = 3297; missing = 34)   
Never pregnant 1119 33.9
Ever pregnant 2178 66.1
Cervical screening history (N = 3331)   
No previous borderline nuclear changes 3022 90.7
Previous borderline nuclear changes 309 9.3
Recruitment cytology test result (N = 3331)   
Mild dyskaryosis 892 26.8
Borderline nuclear changes 2439 73.2
Post school education and training (N = 3319; missing = 12)   
None 885 26.7
Qualification through work 660 19.9
Qualification other than degree from college/university 953 28.7
Degree from college/university 821 24.7
Currently using oral contraceptive (N = 3325; missing = 6)   
No 2182 65.6
Yes 1143 34.4
Physical activity outside work (N = 3291; missing = 40)   
<Once per week 1298 39.4
1-3 times per week 781 23.7
>3 times per week 1212 36.8
Smoking status (N = 3302; missing = 29)   
Never Smoker 1575 47.7
Ex-smoker 567 17.2
Current Smoker 1160 35.1