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Table 6 Univariate analysis of behavioral factors associated with HPV infection in Quilombola women

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

Behavioral variables Detection of HPV p
Negative n (%) Positive n (%)
Onset of sexual activity
≤15 years 126 (82.9) 26 (17.1) 0.65
>15 years 219 (90.1) 24 (9.9)  
Number of partners
One 158 (88.2) 21 (11.8) 0.01
More than one 187 (86.5) 29 (13.5)  
Age at menarche
≤12 years 141 (87.0) 21 (13.0) 0.22
>12 years 204 (87.5) 29 (12.5)  
Number of pregnancies
Up to one 63 (91.3) 06 (8.7) 0.32
More than one 282 (86.5) 44 (13.5)  
STD Signs
No 234 (84.1) 44 (14.9) 0.56
Yes 111 (94.8) 06 (5.2)  
Use of contraceptive
Yes 53 (75.7) 17 (24.3) 0.47
No 292 (89.8) 33 (10.2)  
Frequency of genital hygiene
Once 58 (82.8) 12 (17.2) 0.30
More than once 287 (88.3) 38 (11.7)  
Performing of Pap test
No 49 (84.4) 09 (15.6) 0.17
Yes 296 (87.8) 41 (12.2)  
Inspection of the Cervix
Altered 169 (88.0) 23 (12.0) 0.59
Normal 176 (86.7) 27 (13.3)  
Alcohol
Yes 127 (87.6) 18 (12.4) 0.99
No 218 (87.2) 32 (12.8)  
Smoker
Yes 25 (78.1) 07 (21.9) 0.98
No 320 (88.1) 43 (11.9)