Cervical cancer screening coverage in urban and rural areas: its determinants

https://doi.org/10.19106/JMedScieSup005001201806

Juminten Saimin(1*), Satrio Wicaksono(2), . Ashaeryanto(3)

(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Halu Oleo University Kendari
(2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Halu Oleo University Kendari
(3) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Halu Oleo University Kendari
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Cervical cancer is a woman’s health problem that is still widespread throughtout the world, especially in developing country such as Indonesia. The high incidence of cervical cancer related with early detection program. Visual inspection of acetic acid (VIA) is used as an alternative screening method because it is easier, cheaper and effectiveness is not much different from the Pap test. The most participant in urban and rural areas was the age group 31-40 years old, low parity, and first intercourse at ≥ 17 years old. There was asscociation between cervical cancer screening coverage with education level, knowledge and distance of service facilities. There were significant difference of education level (p = 0.000), knowledge (p = 0.000) and distance of service facilities of urban and rural participant (p = 0.000). There was no significant differences in family support of urban and rural participant (p = 0.224).


Keywords


distance of service facilities, education, knowledge, VIA

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.19106/JMedScieSup005001201806

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