Table 4.

Multivariate analysis of characteristics associated with Pap test screening in the last 12 months among women ages 18–29 years, NHIS, 2010 (n = 1,622)

Most recent Pap test 12 moa
OR (95% CI)P (Wald-F)
Age, y0.086
 18–211.54 (1.03–2.31b)
 22–251.24 (0.92–1.69)
 26–291.00
Healthcare coverage0.219
 Private only1.00
 Public onlyc1.57 (0.93–2.66)
 Both private and public1.13 (0.79–1.61)
 None0.99 (0.66–1.48)
Usual source of healthcare0.002
 Yes1.64 (1.20–2.25)
 No1.00
Ever heard of HPV0.620
 Yes1.09 (0.77–1.54)
 No1.00
Ever given birth to a live born infant0.534
 Yes0.90 (0.64–1.26)
 No1.00
Currently taking birth controld<0.001
 Yes2.31 (1.74–3.06)
 No1.00
Doctor recommended most recent Pap teste0.094
 Yes0.96 (0.72–1.29)
 No1.00

NOTE: Excludes women reporting hysterectomy, women who report an abnormal Pap in last 3 years, and women who reported their last Pap was not part of a regular screening examination. To construct our multivariable model, we conducted a separate bivariate analysis comparing last Pap test reported within 12 versus 13–36 months (data not shown). Statistically significant variables with P < 0.05 from this separate bivariate analysis were included in the multivariate analysis. as covariates.

  • aAmong women who have ever had a Pap, odds of reporting most recent Pap within 12 months, compared to all other intervals (>1–2, >2–3, >3–5, >5years).

  • bBecause the confidence interval does not overlap the referent group, we ran a contrast test for 18–21 versus 26–29 and the Wald-F P = 0.036.

  • cMedicare, Medicaid (Military defined as private).

  • dPills, implants, shots.

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