Table 2

Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants
Normal (n = 241) Borderline* (n = 23) CIN1 (n = 84) CIN2/3 (n = 203) VIN2/3 (n = 42) GW (n = 186) GW history (n = 62) Total (n = 841)
Age in years
 Mean (SD) 40.4 (10.1) 35.6 (9.0) 32.9 (9.6) 31.7 (8.1) 44.8 (10.0) 28.0 (9.2) 28.4 (7.8) 34.0 (10.6)
Sex, n (%)
 Female 241 (100.0) 23 (100.0) 84 (100.00) 203 (100.0) 42 (100.0) 101 (54.3) 39 (62.9) 733 (87.2)
 Male 0 0 0 0 0 85 (45.7) 23 (37.1) 108 (12.8)
Level of education, n (%)
 Secondary education (5–7years of education) 109 (45.2) 8 (34.8) 25 (29.8) 66 (32.5) 17 (40.5) 57 (30.6) 17 (27.4) 299 (35.6)
 Further education (≥8 years of education) 132 (54.8) 15 (65.2) 58 (69.0) 137 (67.5) 23 (54.8) 129 (69.4) 45 (72.6) 539 (64.1)
 Other† 0 0 1 (1.2) 0 2 (4.8) 0 0 3 (0.4)
Employment status, n (%)
 Employed full-time 95 (39.4) 12 (52.2) 42 (50.0) 104 (51.2) 16 (38.1) 97 (52.2) 38 (61.3) 404 (48.0)
 Employed part-time 63 (26.1) 5 (21.7) 15 (17.9) 30 (14.8) 8 (19.0) 14 (7.5) 3 (4.8) 138 (16.4)
 Retired 11 (4.6) 0 0 0 2 (4.8) 0 0 13 (1.5)
 Student 4 (1.7) 1 (4.3) 8 (9.5) 12 (5.9) 1 (2.4) 45 (24.2) 10 (16.1) 81 (9.6)
 Other‡ 68 (28.2) 5 (21.7) 19 (22.6) 57 (28.1) 15 (35.7) 30 (16.1) 11 (17.7) 205 (24.4)
Marital status, n (%)
 Single 36 (14.9) 11 (47.8) 35 (41.7) 75 (36.9) 9 (21.4) 134 (72.0) 45 (72.6) 345 (41.0)
 Married 138 (57.3) 5 (21.7) 25 (29.8) 60 (29.6) 21 (50.0) 10 (5.4) 1 (1.6) 260 (30.9)
 Cohabiting 45 (18.7) 2 (8.7) 15 (17.9) 47 (23.2) 7 (16.7) 28 (15.1) 10 (16.1) 154 (18.3)
 Divorced/separated/widowed 22 (9.1) 5 (21.7) 9 (10.7) 21 (10.3) 5 (11.9) 14 (7.5) 6 (9.7) 82 (9.8)
Sexual relationship status, n (%)
 Current partner 210 (87.1) 15 (65.2) 59 (70.2) 165 (81.3) 33 (78.6) 117 (62.9) 35 (56.5) 634 (75.4)
 No current partner 31 (12.9) 8 (34.8) 25 (29.8) 38 (18.7) 9 (21.4) 69 (37.1) 27 (43.5) 207 (24.6)

*Borderline nuclear abnormalities and/or mild dyskaryosis.

†Data missing or <5 years of education.

‡Includes unemployed, self-employed, housewife/husband, long-term sick leave, and other.

CIN, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; GW, genital warts; SD, standard deviation; VIN, vulval intraepithelial neoplasia.

Dominiak-Felden et al.

Dominiak-Felden et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1065   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1065

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