Level and determinants of precancerous symptoms of cervical cancer in unscreened population of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, India: a pilot study

  • Feb 03, 2017
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This study was conducted to explore the risk factors related to symptoms of cervical cancer.

A total of 1319 females of age groups ranging from 14 years to 85 years were included in the study and analyzed for symptoms and risk factors for cervical cancer. The prevalence of painful micturition, white discharge per vagina and pelvic pain in the age group 25-44 years was found to be 22.1%, 21% and 8% respectively and the distribution of symptoms was statistically associated (p<0.05) with age. Findings of the study indicate that there is lack of awareness about the key risk factors for cervical cancer among women that pointed out the issue of limited knowledge which may work as an obstacle in health services utilization.

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