Table 1

Characteristics of 21 pregnant and 24 non-pregnant women included in the analysis.

Variable

Pregnant women

Non-pregnant women

p-value


Socio-demographic variables

Age [mean (STD)]

27.7 ± 6.0

33.8 ± 7.0

0.003

Hispanic [n (%)]

19 (90)

23 (96)

0.59

Obstetric/gynecological variables

Gestational age [median weeks (IQR)]

28 (22-32)

/

Parity [n (%)]:

0 previous births

9 (43)

6 (26)

0.35

1-2 previous births

6 (29)

9 (39)

3+ previous births

6 (29)

8 (35)

Days since last coitus [median (IQR)]

7 (4, 15)

7 (3, 15)

0.63

Vaginal discharge [n (%)]

14 (67)

8 (33)

0.03

Vaginal bleeding during sample collection [n (%)]

9 (43)

5 (21)

0.11

Cervical ectopy [n (%)]

14 (67)

10 (42)

0.09

Size of ectopy among women with ectopy [median % (IQR)]

47 (32, 54)

17 (8, 26)

0.008

CVL protein concentration [median μg/ml (IQR)]

0.15 (0.07, 0.29)

0.10 (0.06, 0.18)

0.24


STD = standard deviation; IQR = interquartile range. Numbers may be slightly lower than the total due to missing data.

Walter et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:263   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-263

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