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Table 2 The Pap smear cytology results of the obese and non-obese women

From: Association between obesity and abnormal Papanicolau(Pap) smear cytology results in a resource-poor Nigerian setting

Pap smear cytologyObese women [N = 200(%)]Non-obese women [N = 200(%)]
NILM152 (76)182 (91)
ASCUS10 (5)6 (3)
LSIL25 (12.5)7 (3.5)
HSIL13 (6.5)5 (2.5)
Prevalence of cervical epithelial cell abnormalities among the study participants was 16.5%
  1. NILM Negative to squamous intraepithelial lesion or malignancy, ASCUS Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, LSIL Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, HSIL High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion