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284 Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Prevalence and Staging of Cervical Cancer
  1. MG Theresa,
  2. FW Wagey,
  3. BJ Laihad and
  4. FM Wagey
  1. Manado, Obstetric and Gynecology Prof. Dr. R. D. Kandou General Hospital, Manado, Manado, Indonesia


Introduction/Background*Cervical cancer ranks fourteenth among all types of cancer. Several factors of socioeconomic status, including education level, and individual or environmental economic status, have been associated with the risk of advanced cancer at diagnosis.

Methodology This cross-sectional study was conducted on 108 female diagnosed with cervical cancer at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Prof. Dr. RD Kandou Manado. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect data about social economic status. The outcomes were analyzed using linear regression methods. Data were analyzed using SPSS 23.

Result(s)*The mean age ± standard deviation (SD) of subjects in this study was 36 ± 24.3 where the early stage was 21.6 ± 14.9 with 36 subject (n = 65) were in age 40-58 year old and the late stage was 14.3 ± 9.4 with 25 subject (n = 43) were in age 40-59 year old. Results of linear regression test showed that there is a significant statistical relationship between early stage and high education level (P < 0.001) better job (P < 0.001) and high income (P < 0.002).

Abstract 284 Table 1

Distribution of demographic characteristics of studied women

Abstract 284 Table 2

Results of linear regression

Conclusion*There is significant relationship between socioeconomic status and prevalence of cervical cancer. A better job can leads to a better income and also high education level so that woman can access the healthcare facility to prevent the disease with consistent screening or to treat the cancer on the very early stage.

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