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Table 2 Relationships between health beliefs and the intention to undergo cervical cancer screening (n = 682)

From: Factors associated with the intention to undergo Pap smear testing in the rural areas of Indonesia: a health belief model

Variable Intention to undergo cervical cancer screening
Low intention (n = 260) High intention (n = 422) t
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Health beliefs 109.61 ± 13.25 110.82 ± 17.01 − 1.03
 Perceived susceptibility 6.84 ± 2.37 6.54 ± 2.75 1.50
 Perceived severity 20.35 ± 4.68 21.67 ± 5.45 − 3.37**
 Perceived benefits 30.89 ± 6.48 33.22 ± 6.58 − 4.51***
 Perceived barriers 39.29 ± 9.03 36.46 ± 9.27 3.92***
 Health motivation 12.24 ± 1.74 12.93 ± 1.72 − 5.05***
  1. t: Independent T-test
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001