Table 1

Proportions of women in the age, ethnicity and parity groups who declined to participate in screening. ‘Missing’ data were missing from the records of participants who declined

Proportion in sample, n=22060 n (%)Number who declinedPercentage of group who declined
Age group
<201586 (7.2%)1127.1%
20–245027 (22.8%)4869.7%
25–296448 (29.2%)6159.5%
30–345240 (23.8%)4568.7%
35–392988 (13.5%)2227.4%
≥40727 (3.3%)709.6%
Missing44 (0.2%)
Ethnicity
White (British and Irish)11223 (50.9%)6055.4%
Asian (Indian)1374 (6.2%)15211.1%
Asian (Pakistani)3361 (15.2%)55316.5%
Asian (Bangladeshi)569 (2.6%)10819.0%
Black (Caribbean)625 (2.8%)7612.2%
Black (African)854 (3.9%)18221.3%
Other2960 (13.4%)
Missing1094 (5.0%)
Parity
19906 (44.9%)7097.2%
26387 (29.0%)5879.2%
33168 (14.4%)33410.5%
4+2588 (11.7%)36414.1%
Missing11 (<0.1%)