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Table 1 Comparison those attending their first screening appointment, defaulters who provided a self-taken sample, and the SCCRS cohort

From: Estimation of HPV prevalence in young women in Scotland; monitoring of future vaccine impact

  Attenders Defaulters Cohort
Liquid based cytology samples Self-taken samples Extract of registered women from SCCRS
  n % n % n %
SIMD       
1: Most deprived 470 22.8 145 20.5 9204 22.3
2 481 23.3 125 17.6 8689 21.1
3 400 19.4 129 18.2 7515 18.2
4 333 16.1 147 20.7 7262 17.6
5: Least deprived 378 18.3 163 23.0 8545 20.7
Proportion of non-white residents in datazone       
Q1 [0.0%-0.4%) 458 22.2 151 21.3   
Q2 [0.4%-1.0%) 450 21.8 137 19.3   
Q3 [1.0%-2.0%) 431 20.9 135 19.0   
Q4 [2.0%-5.3%) 398 19.3 136 19.2   
Q5 [5.3%-65.6%) 325 15.8 150 21.2   
Datazone urban/rural       
1: large urban 991 48.1 339 47.8   
2: other urban 626 30.4 196 27.6   
3-4: accessible/remote small towns 204 9.9 83 11.7   
5-6: accessible/remote rural 241 11.7 91 12.8   
  1. SIMD is the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. The proportion of non-white residents in each area is derived from 2001 census data. SCCRS is the Scottish Cervical Call/Recall System which all women eligible for screening in Scotland are recorded on.