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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: High-risk human papillomavirus detection in self-collected vaginal samples compared with healthcare worker collected cervical samples among women attending gynecology clinics at a tertiary hospital in Pretoria, South Africa

  n %
Age in years   
 18–29 151 28.7
 30–39 172 32.6
 40–49 121 23.0
 50–59 61 11.6
 ≥ 60 19 3.6
 Unspecified 3 0.6
Marital status   
 Single 354 67.2
 Married 126 23.9
 Divorced/widowed/separated 46 8.7
 Unspecified 1 0.2
Employment status   
 Employed 237 45.0
 Unemployed 289 54.8
 Unspecified 1 0.2
Place of residence   
 Rural 12 2.3
 Semi-urban 448 85.0
 Urban 63 12.0
 Unspecified 4 0.8