Table 2

Comparison of the baseline characteristics of women with ASCUS+ and NIL at first Pap smear

ASCUS+ (N = 127)

NIL (N = 694)

P


Age (yrs)

30.9 ± 8.4

29.8 ± 7.1

0.080

Gravidarum ≥ 1

102 (80.3)

592 (85.3)

0.153

Parity ≥ 1

93 (73.2)

526 (75.8)

0.537

Abortion ≥ 1

37 (29.1)

226 (32.6)

0.446

Contraception

Tubal sterilization

55 (34.3)

372 (53.6)

0.076

Condom

50 (39.4)

237 (34.1)

Others

22 (17.3)

85 (12.2)

Time since assumed infection (yrs)

7.1 ± 4.1

5.9 ± 3.4

0.001 #

Receiving HAART

74 (58.3)

321 (46.3)

0.013

Baseline CD4 count < 350 cells/μL

85 (66.9)

364 (52.4)

0.003

CD4 count nadir (cells/μL)

188.9 ± 142.7

239.9 ± 182.8

0.000


Data are mean ± standard deviation or n (%)

# Mann-Whitney U test

ASCUS+, atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance or higher grades;

NIL, negative for intraepithelial lesion; HAART, highly active antiretroviral therapy

Chalermchockcharoenkit et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:8   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-8

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