Saudi Journal for Health Sciences

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-

Knowledge on human papillomavirus and cervical cancer awareness among women in South India


Firdous Ansari 
 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Ansari F. Knowledge on human papillomavirus and cervical cancer awareness among women in South India.Saudi J Health Sci 2020;9:74-74


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Ansari F. Knowledge on human papillomavirus and cervical cancer awareness among women in South India. Saudi J Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jun 12 ];9:74-74
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Dear Sir,

I read with interest the study by Husain et al.[1] published in the May–August 2019 issue of the Saudi Journal of Health Sciences. I would like to congratulate the authors for their successful as well as proficient study and important data related to the women awareness of knowledge on human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer in South India.

The article written in the manner is very sound. The author described two limitations of the study showing there might have been some calculation mistakes in the computation of sample size. On one hand, it is written that none of the demographic characteristics was significant, whereas on the other hand, in [Table 3]: Demographic characteristics of women who are aware of cervical cancer and the odds ratio of the significant parameters studied (page no. 84), women aware of cervical cancer and age are showing significant results which shows a contradiction in the study.

Data shown in [Table 1]: Socio-demographic characteristics of the studied population (page no. 83), has different intervals, but at the time of analysis, it is converted into greater and less than 25 if it would be taken as early young age and late age[2],[3],[4] then it might reflect some different results. Participants belonging to the medical stream were found to have low levels (19%) of cervical cancer, and HPV knowledge is quite surprising and questionable too.

It seems that there is a need for some educational campaigns to make women aware for the betterment in reference to their future prospectus.

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References

1Husain RS, Ramya D, Pradeep MA, Govindaraju S, Ramakrishnan V. Knowledge on human papillomavirus and cervical cancer awareness among women in South India. Saudi J Health Sci 2019;8:81-7.
2Gustafsson L, Pontén J, Bergström R, Adami HO. International incidence rates of invasive cervical cancer before cytological screening. Int J Cancer 1997;71:159-65.
3Seppä K, Pitkäniemi J, Malila N, Hakama M. Age-related incidence of cervical cancer supports two aetiological components: A population-based register study. BJOG 2016;123:772-8.
4Ansari F. Different socio-economic factors associated with cervical cancer. Int J Eng Appl Sci 2016;3:36-8.