Table 3

Comparison of self-reporta of having had a Pap smear within the previous 3 years with information obtained from medical records among a sample of women enrolled in KPC

NSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)PPV (%)NPV (%)Overall agreement (%)κ
Age group (yrs)
 <High school3310028.665.510069.70.32
 ≥High school41199.147.688.
Employment status
 Unemployed for other reasons7698.
Marital status
 Spouse present31399.244.186.593.887.20.54
 No spouse13099.046.786.193.386.90.55
  • a Using an abbreviated version of the 1993 BRFSS.

  • b From the original sample of 480 women, a total of 35 were excluded from this table because it was impossible to determine from their self-report (26) or their medical record (9) whether or not they had a pap smear at KPC within the past 3 years.