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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and sexual behaviour associated with external genital lesions (EGL) in Brazilian young adults

From: Sex differences in the prevalence and determinants of HPV-related external genital lesions in young adults: a national cross-sectional survey in Brazil

  EGL group Without lesions P-Value
Characteristics % %  
 Age 0.091
  16-17 4.56 11.11  
  18-19 18.47 21.76  
  20-21 20.30 22.27  
  22-23 25.10 22.34  
  24-25 31.57 22.51  
 Race/skin colour 0.494
  White 24.02 23.67  
  Black 11.98 17.14  
  Brown 62.08 56.64  
  Other 1.92 2.55  
 Relationship status 0.137
  Single or without partner 33.13 24.00  
  Dating or flirting 39.41 41.13  
  Married or living together 27.46 34.87  
 Number of sexual partners in the last year < 0.005
  < 2 49.32 67.78  
  ≥ 2 50.68 32.22  
 Smoking status    0.039
  Non-smoker 53.23 64.88  
  Smoker 24.41 15.18  
  Ex-smoker 22.36 19.93  
 Region of Brazil    < 0.001
  Midwest 27.04 11.68  
  Northeast 22.26 28.51  
  North 12.26 12.57  
  Southeast 30.00 40.66  
  South 8.44 6.58  
Alcohol consumption 82.68 71.75 0.048
Condom use 60.44 50.06 0.069
History of same-sex sexual experience 14.87 7.40 0.041
Presence of STI 42.97 12.78 < 0.001
Syphilis infection 4.54 3.86 0.708
  1. STI sexually transmitted infections