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Table 3 Determinants of seropositivity against high-risk human papillomavirus a among 1021 women from Santiago, Chile, 2001

From: Serological prevalence and persistence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection among women in Santiago, Chile

Characteristics ORb(95% CI)
Age (years)  
15-20 1.00
21-30 0.70 (0.40-1.22)
31-40 1.24 (0.73-2.11)
41-50 1.09 (0.59-1.69)
51-60 2.15 (1.15-3.32)
≥ 61 2.16 (1.17-3.47)
p-trend < 0.001
Age at first sexual intercourse (years)  
15 1.00
16-17 0.79 (0.57-1.08)
18-19 0.66 (0.47-0.92)
≥ 20 0.53 (0.38-0.74)
p-trend < 0.001
Lifetime number of sexual partners  
1 1.00
≥2 1.30 (1.01-1.67)
Smoking status  
Never 1.00
Former 0.77 (0.59-1.00)
Current 0.71 (0.36-1.40)
Cervical HPV DNA  
Negative 1.00
Positivec 1.48 (0.86-2.56)
  1. aSeropositivity for at least one of the following high risk HPV types: 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 45, 52, and 58.
  2. bGEE estimates, odds ratios (95% confidence interval) adjusted by all variables included in the table (variables with p-value <= 0.2 in univariate analysis).
  3. cPositive for at least one of the following high risk HPV types: 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 45, 52, and 58.
  4. Bold: statistically significant (p-value < 0.05).
  5. HPV: human papillomavirus, OR: odds ratio, CI: confidence interval.