Table 3

Comparison of the baseline characteristics of women with subsequent ASCUS+ and NIL who had a NIL at first Pap smear

ASCUS+ (N = 95)

NIL (N = 349)

P


Age (yrs)

30.0 ± 8.7

30.1 ± 7.0

0.901

Gravidarum ≥ 1

85 (89.5)

299 (85.7)

0.337

Parity ≥ 1

80 (84.2)

254 (72.8)

0.022

Abortion ≥ 1

23 (24.2)

115 (33.0)

0.103

Contraception

Tubal sterilization

60 (63.2)

198 (56.7)

0.187

Condom only

28 (29.5)

101 (28.9)

Others

7 (7.4)

50 (14.3)

Time since assumed infection (yrs)

6.1 ± 2.7

5.9 ± 3.0

0.661 #

Receiving HAART

52 (54.7)

160 (45.8)

0.124

Baseline CD4 count < 350cells/μL

59 (62.1)

169 (48.4)

0.018

CD4 count nadir (cells/μL)

206.3 ± 149.4

244.9 ± 189.1

0.067 #


Data are mean ± standard deviation or n (%)

# Mann-Whitney U test

HAART, highly active antiretroviral therapy; ASCUS+, atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance or higher grades; NIL, negative for intraepithelial lesion

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

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