Table 1

Characteristics of case and control participants

Characteristics

Cases (n = 132)

Controls (n = 120)

p-value


Mean age (range)

46.7 (24-69)

%

43.5 (23-69)

%

0.02

Age > 40 years

68.2

56.7

0.059

Married

70.5

60.0

0.08

Low economic status

53.8

32.5

0.0001

No formal education

65.2

40.0

0.0001

Cigarette smoking

0

2.5

0.1

First sex < 16 years

37.9

31.7

0.3

Lifetime # of sex partners > 6

15.1

23.3

0.2

History of Pap smear

7.7

16.4

0.04

Parity > 2

87.1

62.5

0.0001

High-risk HPV

89.4

31.1

0.0001

HIV-positive

16.7

8.3

0.048

HIV-1-positive*

12.9

7.5

0.16

HIV-2-positive

3.8

0.8

0.1


* Includes 16 HIV-1-positive and only 1 dually-reactive among women with cervical cancer, and 8 HIV-1-positive and only 1 dually-reactive among control women

Adjorlolo-Johnson et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:242   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-242

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