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Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening among Jamaican Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.001
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9-17
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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.

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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

Sociodemographic Determinants of Complicated Unsafe Abortions in a Semi-urban Nigerian Town: A Four-year Review

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163–7
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Unfavourable sociodemographic factors are major determinants of the high incidence of unsafe abortion in the Niger Delta despite strict abortion laws. Concrete measures must be put in place to address these, as unsafe abortion and its complications are a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in this environment.


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Background: Abortions performed by persons lacking the requisite skills or in environments lacking minimal medical standards or both are considered unsafe. It is estimated that over 20 million unsafe abortions are performed annually and about 70 000 women die globally as a result, with the majority occurring in the developing world. This study aims to determine the sociodemographic factors involved in complicated unsafe abortions.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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