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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population, by HIV status

From: HIV associated high-risk HPV infection among Nigerian women

Characteristics HIV positive (n = 149) HIV negative (n = 108) HIV positive (n = 149) HIV negative (n = 108) p-value
  Mean (±SD) Mean (±SD) N (%) N (%)  
Age # 36.6 (±7.9) 37.6 (±7.7)    0.34
Age categories #      0.30
 - ≤30    35 (23.7) 23 (21.3)  
 - 31 – 36    44 (29.7) 22 (20.4)  
 - 37 – 44    47 (31.7) 44 (40.7)  
 - ≥ 45    22 (14.9) 19 (17.6)  
Age at sexual initiaton # 20.8 (±4.4) 19.2 (±3.9)    0.004
Age at sexual initiation #      0.005
 -  < 18    41 (28.7) 21 (19.4)  
 - 18 – 21    68 (47.5) 50 (46.3)  
 - 22 - 25    26 (18.2) 16 (14.8)  
 -  > 25    8 (5.6) 21 (19.5)  
Total sex partners 3.3 (±3.2) 3.9 (±5.5)    0.34
Total sex partners      0.54
 - 1    35 (23.7) 34 (31.5)  
 - 2 – 3    68 (46.0) 40 (37.0)  
 - 4 – 5    27 (18.2) 18 (16.7)  
 - 5+    18 (8.1) 15 (13.8)  
Education      0.002
 -  ≤ 6 years    28 (18.8) 7 (6.5)  
 - Secondary    104 (69.8) 76 (70.4)  
 - Tertiary    17 (11.4) 25 (23.1)  
Marital Status      <0.001
 - Married, %    76 (51.0) 82 (75.9)  
 - Not married, %    73 (49.0) 26 (24.1)  
Condom use*      0.26
 - Yes    3 (2.0) 0 (0)  
 - No    146 (98.0) 108 (100)  
  1. #Age in years.
  2. *Consistent condom use in the past 2 years.