Socio-economic determinants of pap smear screening among married women in Peninsular Malaysia

Aziz, Azlan and Azman, Nur Airena Aireen and Mahmud, Adzmel and Abdul Hamid, Rosdiana and Khairuddin, Lailina (2013) Socio-economic determinants of pap smear screening among married women in Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3 (3).

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This study is to identify the influences of socio-economic factors towards the practice of Pap smear screening among ever married women. Bivariate correlations and logistic regression analysis was applied to the data set containing 3,283 ever married women age 15-49 years, interviewed during the Fourth Malaysian Population and Family Survey, 2004. It was found that only half the women had undergone Pap smear screening prior three years of survey, in which Chinese had the highest percentage of Pap smear screening. The logistic statistical analysis also had identified several variables has important determinant has of Pap smear screening for ever married women. Finding from this study suggest a significant relationship between the cervical cancer awareness and knowledge, age and ethnicity for those women who practice Pap smear screening.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pap smear, cervical cancer, ethnicity, ever married women, Peninsular Malaysia, population, LPPKN, family
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 28 May 2013 08:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 01:22

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