Table 1.

Demographic characteristics among women ages 18–29 years who have ever had a Pap test, NHIS, 2010 (N = 2,198)

Participant demographics
n% (95% CI)
Age of respondent, y
 18643.8 (2.8–4.9)
 191056.2 (4.9–7.7)
 201206.3 (5.1–7.9)
 211567.2 (5.8–8.8)
 22–2582338.2 (35.8–40.6)
 26–2993038.4 (36.1–40.7)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic White108863.4 (60.8–66.1)
 Non-Hispanic Black46215.9 (14.1–17.9)
 Asian1053.3 (2.6–4.2)
 Hispanic or Latino52916.5 (14.7–18.4)
 Otherabb
Education
 <High school30612.0 (10.5–13.6)
 High school graduate/GED51323.1 (20.8–25.4)
 Some college86339.7 (37.3–42.1)
 College graduate or greater51325.3 (23.2–27.5)
% Poverty level
 <200%139955.2 (52.4–58.0)
 200%–<400%41720.7 (18.4–23.2)
 ≥400%38224.1 (21.6–26.8)
Marital status
 Never married114048.2 (45.7–50.6)
 Married/living with a partner92048.0 (45.4–50.5)
 Widowed/divorced/separated1343.8 (3.1–4.8)
Healthcare coverage
 Private only65732.0 (29.6–34.5)
 Public onlyc52720.5 (18.5–22.8)
 Public and private47924.4 (22.2–26.6)
 None52923.1 (21.1–25.4)
Usual source of healthcare
 Yes172179.0 (76.8–81.2)
 No47621.0 (18.9–23.2)
Ever heard of HPV
 Yes177182.6 (80.6–84.5)
 No42017.4 (15.5–19.4)
HPV vaccine status
 Vaccinated39518.6 (16.5–20.8)
 Not vaccinated177581.4 (79.2–83.5)
Currently taking birth controld
 Yes84941.3 (38.7–44.0)
 No133658.7 (56.0–61.3)
Ever given birth to a live born infant?
 Yes109644.3 (41.7–46.9)
 No110155.7 (53.1–58.3)
Doctor recommended most recent Pap teste
 Yes118554.0 (51.2–56.7)
 No95143.8 (41.0–46.6)

NOTE: Excludes women reporting hysterectomy and includes all women who report ever having a Pap test (including those with abnormal Pap test history).

  • a“Other” = non-Hispanic all other race groups.

  • bEstimates are considered statistically unreliable and are suppressed if the cell size is based on fewer than 30 sample cases.

  • cMedicare, Medicaid (Military defined as private)

  • dPills, implants, shots.

  • eResponse “Did not see a doctor on the past 12 months” included in analysis, but not included in this table