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Table 2 Comparison of the baseline characteristics of women with ASCUS+ and NIL at first Pap smear

From: Prevalence and cumulative incidence of abnormal cervical cytology among HIV-infected Thai women: a 5.5-year retrospective cohort study

  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
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation or n (%)
  2. # Mann-Whitney U test
  3. ASCUS+, atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance or higher grades;
  4. NIL, negative for intraepithelial lesion; HAART, highly active antiretroviral therapy