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Table 6 Descriptive statistics for cellularity (number of cells/mL)

From: Self-collected versus clinician-collected cervical samples for the detection of HPV infections by 14-type DNA and 7-type mRNA tests

Sample N Min. Max. Mean Median 1st Qu. 3rd Qu.
Clinician-collected 97 13,333 6,880,000 630,653 293,333 146,667 546,667
Self-collecteda 97 13,333 10,866,667 1,866,804 1,600,000 773,333 2,733,333
-SC (health prof.)b 47 93,333 5,733,333 1,647,943 1,266,667 653,333 2,560,000
-SC (attn scr.)b 50 13,333 10,866,667 2,072,533 1,906,667 980,000 2,753,333
Valid N (listwise) 97       
  1. a Self-collected samples had significantly higher cellularity than Clinician-collected samples (P < 0.001)
  2. b Self-collected samples by health professionals had similar cellularity to self-collected samples by women attending screening (P = 0.19)