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Table 1 Socio-demographic variables of study population according to HIV sero-status

From: Oncogenic HPV among HIV infected female population in West Bengal, India

Variable HIV positive women
(n = 93)
HIV negative women
(n = 1106)
P value Comments
Mean age
  29 yrs 30 yrs P-value > .001 There is not convincing evidence that HIV positive and negative samples differ with respect to mean age
Religion
Hindu 82% 65% P-value > .001 There is not convincing evidence that HIV positive and negative samples differ with respect to religion
Muslim 18% 31%   
Christian 0% 4%   
Education
Illiterate 52% 25% P-value < .001 HIV positive and negative samples differ with respect to literacy status
Primary 25% 64%   
Secondary 13% 6%   
Higher Secondary & College 11% 5%   
Mean age of marriage
  18 years 16 years P-value < .001 HIV positive and negative samples differ with respect to mean age of marriage
Mean duration of sexual life
  10 years 13 years P-value < .001 HIV positive and negative samples differ with respect to mean duration of sexual life
Life time sexual partners
1 96% 99% P-value could not be calculated because one of the expected counts was less than 5
2 4% 1%   
Parity
0 6% 6% P-value > .001 There is not convincing evidence that HIV positive and negative samples differ with respect to parity
1-2 51% 56%   
> 2 43% 38%