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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 151 HPV-positive women under follow-up, according to HIV status

From: HPV clearance in postpartum period of HIV-positive and negative women: a prospective follow-up study

Characteristics HIV-positive women HIV-negative women
N = 54 % N = 97 %
Marital status     
 Non-stable 16 29.6 35 36.1
 Stable 38 70.4 62 63.9
Race/skin color     
 White 26 48.2 68 70.1
 Brown 18 33.3 19 19.6
 Black 10 18.5 10 10.3
Years of education     
 0-4 7 13.0 13 13.4
 5-8 24 44.4 37 38.1
 >9 23 42.6 47 48.4
Menarche (years)     
 <9 2 3.7 2 2.1
 9-15 48 88.9 87 89.7
 >15 4 7.4 8 8.2
Age at 1st sexual experience (years)   
 <16 30 55.6 63 64.9
 16-20 22 40.7 31 32.0
 >20 2 3.7 3 3.1
Age of 1st pregnancy (years)    
 <16 13 24.1 20 20.6
 16-20 23 42.6 51 52.6
 >20 18 33.3 26 26.8
Parity     
 0 11 20.4 66 68.0
 1-3 38 70.4 30 30.9
 ≥4 5 9.2 1 1.1
Lifetime no. of sex partners    
 ≤5 31 57.4 74 76.3
 6-10 12 22.2 12 12.4
 11-20 6 11.1 8 8.2
 >20 5 9.3 3 3.1
Sex partners (last 12 mos.)    
 <3 51 94.4 92 94.8
 ≥3 3 5.6 5 5.2
Soking 19 35.2 18 18.6
Drug use     
 None 41 75.9 77 79.4
 Marijuana 9 16.7 15 15.5
 Cocaine/crack 4 7.4 5 5.1
Alcohol 9 16.7 11 11.3
Previous STD 37 68.5 17 17.5
Sexual partner with STD 1 18 33.3 13 13.4
HPV infection type     
 HPV-positive 32 59.3 8 8.3
 Subclinical 22 40.7 62 63.9
 Clinical 0 0 27 27.8
  1. Ribeirão Preto, 2007-2010.
  2. 1Referred by women.