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Title: The prevalence and factors associated with cervical cancer screening among women in the general population – evidence from the national health survey
Authors: Dordevíc G.
Radevic S.
Janicijevic K.
Kanjevac, Tatjana
Simic Vukomanovic, Ivana
Radovanovic, Snezana
Journal: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2020
Abstract: © 2020, Serbia Medical Society. All rights reserved. Introduction/Objective Serbia has been burdened with one of the highest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in Europe. The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with compliance to cervical cancer screening among women in the general population. Methods The study used the data from 2013 National Health Survey of the population of Serbia. Logistic regression analysis was further used to examine demographic and socio-economic factors which affect the disparities in cervical cancer screening practices among the female population. Results Every third woman (35.4%) has never done a Pap test in her lifetime. The highest percentage of respondents did their Pap tests after they were recommended by doctors (52.3%); 45% of women did it on their own initiative, and only 2.7% did it after they had been summoned to participate in an organized screening by their doctor. The multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the most important factors in women who had never undergone Pap tests were the following: age (being within the youngest or the oldest age group), rural residence and low level of education, poor socio economic status, and marital status (have never married). Conclusion Further strategies and interventions for improving cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates should be focused on socially and economically endangered population groups in order to reduce disparities in cervical cancer screening more effectively.
URI: https://scidar.kg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/12792
Type: Article
DOI: 10.2298/SARH190109129D
ISSN: 03708179
SCOPUS: 85093903122
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac
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