Table 3

Multivariate linear regression models of cervical cancer incidence (/100,000 women/year) among developing countries.

No. of countries

coefficient

p-value

R2


Unadjusted regression model

105

0.40

Percent of population Muslim

-0.010

0.84

Percent of population Christian

0.21

<0.001

Male circumcision prevalence1

-3.65

0.022

Adjusted regression model2

85

0.59

Percent of population Muslim

0.083

0.25

Percent of population Christian

0.13

0.017

Male circumcision prevalence1

-10.38

<0.001


1 Male circumcision prevalence was coded as 1 = low (<20%), 2 = intermediate (20–80%), and 3 = high (>80%).

2 Model adjusted by country-specific measures including number of doctors per 100,000 people, percent of children immunized for measles, female disability-adjusted life expectancy in years, percent of female adult illiteracy rate, percent of infants with low birth weight, and major geographic region.

Drain et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2006 6:172   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-6-172

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