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Table 2 Adjusteda risk ratios (RR) for an optimal interval (≤ 90 days) between the date of an abnormal Pap smear and date of colposcopy in 270 Hispanic women

From: Predictors of timely diagnostic follow-up after an abnormal Pap test among Hispanic women seeking care in El Paso, Texas

Variable RR 95% confidence interval P
Demographic and epidemiologic    
Age ≥ 30 years (vs. age < 30 years) 1.32 1.09–1.61 0.005
Educational level    
 Less than high school 0.84 0.67–1.04 0.11
 High school graduate 0.68 0.53–0.88 0.004
 Greater than high school 1 (Referent)
 More acculturated (vs. less acculturated) 0.82 0.65–1.02 0.08
Place of birth    
 United States 0.93 0.75–1.15 0.51
 Outside of the United States 1 (Referent)
Participant in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (vs. not a participant) 1.03 0.87–1.23 0.74
Smoked ≥ 100 cigarettes in entire life (vs. < 100) 0.86 0.69–1.07 0.19
Clinical and clinico-pathologic    
High-grade result on Pap smear (vs. other result) 1.13 0.92–1.39 0.25
  1. RRs are from a Poisson regression model with robust variance estimation
  2. aEach RR is adjusted for the remaining variables found in the table