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Table 1 Characteristics of women with cervical dysplasia (n = 240) and the comparison group (n = 102). and their patterns of contraceptive use.

From: Cervical dysplasia and cancer and the use of hormonal contraceptives in Jamaican women

Variable Cases Comparison group
Age (years, mean ± SD) 39.1 ± 11.8 38.1 ± 10.0
Reproductive & lifestyle factors:   
Number of lifetime sex partners (mean ± SD) 4.9 ± 2.1 4.6 ± 2.9
Parity (mean ± SD) 2.8 ± 2.1 2.1 ± 2.4
Regular use of pap smear (%) 32.3 47.7
Consuming alcohol (%) 21.1 10.4
Contraceptive use % (n):a   
None 16.6 (40) 28.8 (29)
Pills 30.4 (73) 34.3 (35)
Injections 11.3 (27) 5.8 (6)
Intra Uterine Device (IUD) 1.7 (4) 2.0 (2)
Combinations – Pills, Injections, IUD 26.3 (63) 13.7 (14)
Combinations – Pills, Injections, tubal ligation 4.2 (10) 7.8 (8)
Other 0.4 (1) 1.0 (1)
  1. a 22 cases and 7 subjects from the comparison group missing.