Table 3.

Key characteristics of women who have not attended for cervical screening in the past 5 years, by number of lifetime partners

Not attended for screening in past 5 years
All not attended (100%)1 lifetime partnera (25%)2+ lifetime partnersa (75%)
% (95% CI)% (95% CI)% (95% CI)
Denominator (unweighted, weighted)496, 420111, 105385, 314
Age, years
  26–2919.4% (16.3–22.9)18.4% (12.6–26.0)19.8% (16.3–23.8)
  30–3922.3% (18.5–26.7)26.5% (18.3–36.6)21.0% (16.8–25.9)
  40–4920.8% (16.6–25.8)14.3% (7.2–26.3)23.0% (18.2–28.7)
  50–5924.3% (19.9–29.3)20.3% (12.4–31.5)25.6% (20.5–31.5)
  60–6413.1% (9.6–17.6)20.6% (12.5–31.9)10.6% (7.1–15.5)
 IMD (quintiles)bP = 0.4394c
  1–2 (least deprived)29.1% (24.4–34.2)28.8% (20.3–39.2)29.1% (23.8–35.1)
  320.0% (16.0–24.7)15.7% (10.0–23.9)21.5% (16.7–27.2)
  4–5 (most deprived)50.9% (45.7–56.1)55.5% (44.9–65.6)49.4% (43.4–55.4)
 Academic qualificationsP = 0.1289c
  No academic qualifications26.7% (22.1–31.8)34.7% (24.2–46.9)24.1% (19.4–29.7)
  Academic qualifications typically gained at age 1634.6% (29.6–39.9)26.4% (17.4–38.0)37.2% (31.5–43.2)
  Studying for/attained further academic qualifications38.7% (33.6–44.1)38.9% (28.4–50.6)38.7% (32.9–44.8)
 Ethnic groupP < 0.0001c
  White82.0% (77.5–85.8)59.3% (47.9–69.8)89.6% (85.3–92.7)
  Mixed2.0% (1.0–4.1)1.4% (0.3–5.8)2.2% (1.0–4.9)
  Asian/Asian British9.2% (6.5–12.8)25.5% (17.2–36.1)3.7% (2.1–6.6)
  Black/Black British4.9% (2.8–8.5)9.4% (3.8–21.2)3.5% (1.7–6.9)
  Other1.9% (1.0–3.5)4.5% (1.9–9.9)1.0% (0.4–2.7)
 Smoking statusP = 0.0022c
  Non/ex-smoker65.1% (60.2–69.7)79.7% (68.9–87.4)60.2% (54.6–65.6)
  Current smoker34.9% (30.3–39.8)20.3% (12.6–31.1)39.8% (34.4–45.4)
 Age at first heterosexual sex (years)P < 0.0001c
  18+47.4% (42.4–52.6)81.6% (71.3–88.8)36.1% (30.6–41.9)
  16/1736.1% (31.2–41.2)17.5% (10.4–27.9)42.3% (36.5–48.3)
  <1616.5% (13.1–20.5)0.9% (0.3–2.9)21.7% (17.3–26.8)
 Sexual partner, past 5 yearsaP = 0.2239c
  No15.9% (12.2–20.3)20.3% (12.5–31.4)14.4% (10.6–19.2)
  Yes84.1% (79.7–87.8)79.7% (68.6–87.5)85.6% (80.8–89.4)
Denominator (unwt, wt)d148, 16031, 47117, 112
 1+ high-risk HPV type(s)P = 0.0216c
  Negative84.2% (76.2–89.8)94.8% (82.8–98.6)79.7% (69.5–87.1)
  Positive15.8% (10.2–23.8)5.2% (1.4–17.2)20.3% (12.9–30.5)
  • aIncludes both opposite-sex and same-sex partners.

  • bIMD is a multidimensional measure of area (neighborhood)-level deprivation based on the participant's postcode. IMD scores for England, Scotland, and Wales were adjusted before being combined and assigned to quintiles, using a method by Payne and Abel (20).

  • cP values for comparison between nonattenders with 1 and 2+ lifetime partners.

  • dNonattenders ages 26 to 44 years who provided a urine sample.