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Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening among Jamaican Women

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.001
Pages: 
9-17
Synopsis: 
This study examined the association of six sociodemographic factors and three lifestyle practices with Pap smear testing among Jamaican women. Women who were poor and uneducated and had small family sizes were least likely to be screened and should be targeted.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the extent to which six sociodemographic variables and three lifestyle practices of women are associated with Pap smear testing, given that cervical cancer is the second leading cause of women’s cancer mortality in Jamaica and that this cancer is preventable with the use of screening methods such as the Pap smear.

Accepted: 
14 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 17 Mar, 2017
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