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Table 1 Clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of the 240 women

From: Molecular characterization of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) in women in Lomé, Togo

Characteristics Number Percentage (%)
Age (years)
  < 30 89 20.3
 30–49 104 47.5
  > 49 47 32.2
Level of education
 Illiterate 15 6.3
 Primary 46 19.2
 Secondary 95 39.6
 University 84 35.0
Marital status
 Single 98 40.8
 Divorced 10 4.2
 Married 117 48.8
 Widow 15 6.3
Occupation
 Student 39 16.3
 Salaried 51 21.2
 Housewives 26 10.8
 Retired 5 2.1
 Unemployed 119 49.6
Condom Use
 Each time 18 7.5
 Never 142 59.2
 Sometimes 61 25.4
 Rarely 19 7.9
Age of first sexual intercourse n = 238
 8–18 69 29.0
 18–24 155 65.1
 24–30 14 5.9
Frequency of intercourse
 1 per week 192 80.76
 1 per month 48 19.24
Notion of genital infection
 Yes 30 12.6
 No 210 87.4