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Table 1 Socio-demographic and sexual characteristics of indigenous women

From: Human papillomavirus and other genital infections in indigenous women from Paraguay: a cross-sectional analytical study

Characteristics Total (n = 181 women)
Age (years)  
Median (Interquartile range) 30 (23–41)
Education (years)  
Median (Interquartile range) 2 (0–4)
Illiterate n (%) 73 (40.3)
Elementary school n (%) 95 (52.5)
High school n (%) 13 (7.2)
Age at 1st sexual intercourse (years)  
Median (Interquartile range) 16 (13–19)
≤16 n (%) 105 (58.0)
> 16 n (%) 76 (42.0)
n sexual partners  
Median (Interquartile range) 1 (1–2)
1 n (%) 107 (59.1)
2-3 n (%) 62 (34.2)
≥4 n (%) 12 (6.6)
Pregnancies  
Yes n (%) 165 (91.1)
No n (%) 16 (8.8)
n pregnancies  
Median (Interquartile range) 3 (2–5)
1-3 n (%) 85 (51.1)
4-6 n (%) 49 (29.7)
>6 n (%) 31 (17.1)
Oral contraceptive use  
Yes n (%) 107 (59.1)
No n (%) 74 (40.9)
Smoking  
Yes n (%) 39 (21.5)
No n (%) 142 (78.5)
Previous Cytology  
Yes n (%) 51 (28.2)
No n (%) 130 (71.8)