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Association Between Individual and Intimate Partner Factors and Cervical Cancer Screening in Kenya


To select the study sample, women aged 15-49 years who had completed the Women’s Survey of the Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS), 2014 (N = 14,741) were subdivided into 2 groups: 1) those who had completed the domestic violence module of the KDHS (n = 5,672) and 2) those who had ever heard of cervical cancer and answered the question about cervical cancer screening in the Women’s Survey of the 2014 KDHS (n = 10,333). The first subgroup was further narrowed by including only those women who had ever been  in a union (married, living with a partner, widowed, divorced, or separated), n = 4,907. The study group was composed of women who were in both this subgroup (n = 4,907) and the larger group (n = 10,333), for a total sample of N = 3,222.

Study sample of women selected from the Kenya Demographic Health Survey, 2014, to analyze the association between cervical cancer screening and women’s individual characteristics and intimate partner factors.

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