Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020, Page: 94-99
Precancerous Cervical Lesion Among Women in Public Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tesfay Temesgen, Department of Midwifery, College of Health Science, Dilla University, Dilla, Ethiopia
Girmay Adhena, Department of Reproductive Health, Tigray Regional Health Bureau, Tigray, Ethiopia
Zerihun Figa, Department of Midwifery, College of Health Science, Dilla University, Dilla, Ethiopia
Received: Sep. 1, 2020;       Accepted: Sep. 19, 2020;       Published: Dec. 16, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.crj.20200804.15       View        Downloads  
Background: Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in the world and particularly in Africa. Countries of the glob adopted proven the importance of precancerous lesion screening. However, cervical cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia. This study assessed the prevalence and associated factors of precancerous cervical lesions among women screened at public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted among 234 women screened in five public hospitals of Addis Ababa selected by systematic sampling technique. Data were collected by interview using a structured and pre-tested questionnaire. The association of the variable was done by using binary and multiple logistic regressions and a 95% confidence interval were computed to determine the level of significance. Variable with P-value <0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: The prevalence of cervical precancerous lesion was 14.1% [(95% CI: (9.4, 18.8)]. Having multiple sexual partners ((AOR = 4.17, 95% CI: (1.3, 13.36)], Being human immune virus positive (HIV) [AOR = 8.16, 95% CI: (2.08, 32.09)], early initiation of sex (before 18 years old) [AOR = 2.34, 95% CI: (1.13, 5.7)], having history of sexual transmitted disease [AOR = 9.97, 95% CI: (2.98, 33.4) and, having a husband with history of sexual transmitted disease [AOR = 4.07, 95% CI: (1.35, 12.3)] were factors significantly associate with the risk of being positive with precancerous cervical lesion. Conclusion: A significant number of women were positive for visual inspection with acetic acid screening (precancerous cervical lesion). Enhancing early cervical cancer screening and addressing community awareness on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health issues tailored to age and culture and early treatment of sexually transmitted diseases are important measures to decrease the problem.
Precancerous, Cervical Lesion, Visual Inspection of Acetic Acid, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Tesfay Temesgen, Girmay Adhena, Zerihun Figa, Precancerous Cervical Lesion Among Women in Public Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Cancer Research Journal. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 94-99. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20200804.15
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