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Table 1 Sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics of Quilombola women

From: Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection among women from quilombo communities in northeastern Brazil

Variables N %
Age group
 ≤ 30 110 27.8
 31–40 97 24.6
 41–50 80 20.3
 51–60 69 17.5
 >60 39 9.9
Education
 Illiterate 60 15.2
 Elementary School 261 66.0
 High School 65 16.5
 Higher Education 9 2.3
Marital Status
 Married 241 61.0
 Other 154 39.0
Race
 White 26 6.6
 Black 128 32.4
 Brown 180 45.5
 Not informed 61 15.5
Beginning of sexual activity
 ≤ 15 years 152 38.4
 > 15 years 243 61.6
Number of partners
 One 179 45.3
 More than one 216 54.7
Age of Menarche
 ≤12 years 162 41.0
 >12 years 233 59.0
N° pregnancies
 Up to one 69 17.5
 More than one 326 82.5
STD Signs
 No 278 70.4
 Yes 117 29.6
Use of contraceptive
 Yes 70 17.7
 No 325 82.3
Genital hygiene frequency
 Once a day 70 17.7
 More than once a day 325 82.3
Performing of Papanicolau examination
 No 58 14.7
 Yes 337 85.3
Inspection of the Cervix
 Altered 192 48.6
 Normal 203 51.4
Alcoholic
 Yes 145 36.7
 No 250 63.3
Smoker
 Yes 32 8.1
 No 363 91.9