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Table 3 Factors affecting HPV positivity

From: Impact of HPV vaccination with Gardasil® in Switzerland

  HPV neg HPV pos Proportion of HPV pos in % Fisher test p-value
Sexually active
 No 24 2 7.7 0.012
 Yes 198 91 31.5
Number of sex partners
 1 78 14 15.2 < 0.001
 2–5 86 32 27.1
  > 5 10 27 73.0
Tobacco smoking
 No 163 61 27.2 0.236
 Yes 66 34 34.0
PAP smear
 No 133 37 21.8 0.001
 Yes 92 57 38.3
Condom use
 No 154 84 35.3 0.003
 Yes 44 7 13.7
Contraceptive pill use
 No 77 23 23.0 0.113
 Yes 152 72 32.1
STI treatment
 No 215 79 26.9 0.001
 Yes 10 16 61.5
Health status: good
 No 4 1 20.0 1.000
 Yes 224 93 29.3
Working status
 Student 148 40 21.3 < 0.001
 Apprentice 64 33 34.0
 Other 17 22 56.4
  1. The sum of cases is not always equal to 324 because of non informative responses to the questionnaire, which have been excluded from analysis
  2. Neg Negative, Pos Positive