Predisposing, enabling and need factors for cervical cancer screening among a national sample of women in Bangladesh


Authors: Chao Zhang and Karl Peltzer
Page Range: 71-77
Published in: International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Volume 22 Issue 2
ISSN: 2191-1231

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The aim of the study was to assess predisposing, enabling and need factors for cervical cancer screening (CCS) among women in Bangladesh. National cross-sectional data were analysed from 2,441 women (30-49 years) who participated in the 2018 Bangladesh STEPS survey. The results show that 6.1% of women ever had undergone CCS. In adjusted logistic regression analysis, health care provider visit in the past 12 months (AOR: 1.78, 95% CI: 1.12-1.82), and having secondary or higher education (AOR: 3.24, 95% CI: 1.60, 6.56), were positively associated with ever having had CCS. In addition, in an unadjusted analysis, urban residence, having diabetes, and central obesity increased the odds of CCS. The study showed that only one in sixteen women ever had CCS, and several associated factors were found that can be targeted to promote CCS in Bangladesh.

Keywords: Cervical cancer test, social and health factors, Bangladesh

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