Frequency of risk factors for cervical cancer among women in fertile age

  • Amela Dubur Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sarajevo
  • Ajnija Omanić Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sarajevo
  • Alen Dubur Bosnaljek d.o.o
  • Sanja Alispahić Faculty of Philosophy
Keywords: risk factors, cervical cancer, fertile age

Abstract

Cervical and breast cancer are usually type of tumor that are found among women in fertile age in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Final goal was to establish frequency of risk factors that are responsible for development of those types of cancer as well as establish possibility of prevention, according to the existence of each risk factor. Research was conducted through out surveys among women which were selected by accident. The amount of questioned women is 200, and out of that number 70 (35%) were out of rural environment, 130 (65%) were from urban environment which led to statistic- processed information. Variables that were defining our interviews were: age, marital status, education level, stay during the war in B&H, number of given birth, consistency of gynecological examinations, changes that were found during the medical (gynecological) examination, number of sexual partners, usage of contraception, existence of sexual infections, usage of tobacco, existence of genetic factor. The most important fact is that over 50% of interviewees do not visit gynecologist, and that the gynecological infections are frequent. Usage of tobacco is in high percent founded among interviewees from urban environment (85%).

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Frequency of risk factors for cervical cancer among women in fertile age
Published
2004-02-20
How to Cite
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Dubur A, Omanić A, Dubur A, Alispahić S. Frequency of risk factors for cervical cancer among women in fertile age. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2004Feb.20 [cited 2020Sep.28];4(1):53-6. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3463
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Short Communication