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Table 3 Comparison of the baseline characteristics of women with subsequent ASCUS+ and NIL who had a 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 = 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 #
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation or n (%)
  2. # Mann-Whitney U test
  3. HAART, highly active antiretroviral therapy; ASCUS+, atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance or higher grades; NIL, negative for intraepithelial lesion