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Table 2 Questionnaire Responses (acceptability of self-collection, n = 505)

From: Self-collected versus clinician-collected cervical samples for the detection of HPV infections by 14-type DNA and 7-type mRNA tests

  (n)a (%)
Level of discomfort
 1 445 88.8
 2 32 6.4
 3 10 2.0
 4 7 1.4
 5 1 0.2
 6 3 0.6
 7 2 0.4
 8 1 0.2
(Total responses) 501 99.2
Level of difficulty
 1 471 94.0
 2 21 4.2
 3 4 0.8
 4 1 0.2
 5 1 0.2
 6 1 0.2
 7 1 0.2
 8 1 0.2
(Total responses) 501 99.2
Would you perform self-sampling again?  
 Yes 483 96.6
 No 17 3.4
(Total responses) 500 99.0
Do you feel confident taking the sample?  
 Yes 484 96.8
 No 16 3.2
(Total responses) 500 99.0
  1. an number of responses obtained