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Table 1 Characteristics of young adult women between HPV groups

From: Behavioral factors associated with multiple-type HPV genital infections: data from a cross-sectional study in young women in Brazil

  Single HPV
n (%)
Multiple HPV
n (%)
P value
Age (%)     < 0.001
 16–21 years 588 (34.72) 1064 (65.28)  
 22–25 years 534 (46.24) 665 (53.76)  
Race/color (%)    0.692
 White 246 (41.77) 407 (58.23)  
 Black 180 (35.89) 279 (64.11)  
 Brown 659 (39.60) 993 (60.40)  
 Other (Asiatic, indigenous) 33 (44.91) 44 (55.09)  
Relationship status (%)     < 0.001
 Single or without partner 224 (31.65) 406 (68.35)  
 In casual relationships 401 (35.37) 808 (64.63)  
 Married or living together 485 (50.12) 494 (49.88)  
 Divorced or widowed 12 (40.33) 21 (59.67)  
No. of sexual partners in the last year (%)     < 0.001
 < 2 841 (43.07) 1089 (56.93)  
 ≥ 2 254 (31.51) 579 (68.49)  
No. of sexual partners in the last 5 years (%)     < 0.001
 ≤ 1 308 (50.18) 294 (49.82)  
 2 or 3 400 (40.58) 622 (59.42)  
 ≥ 4 301 (32.29) 611 (67.71)  
Tobacco use    0.712
 Nonsmoker 775 (40.17) 1203 (59.83)  
 Smoker 139 (36.79) 200 (63.21)  
 Ex-smoker 208 (39.08) 326 (60.92)  
Drug use (%)    0.764
 Yes 271 (38.84) 443 (61.16)  
 No 851 (39.80) 1286 (60.20)  
Alcohol consumption (%)     < 0.001
 Yes 791 (36.17) 1266 (63.83)  
 No 331 (47.73) 463 (52.27)  
Condom use in the last intercourse (%)    0.226
 Yes 398 (37.30) 654 (62.70)  
 No 720 (40.80) 1067 (59.20)  
Sexually transmitted infectionc    0.670
 Yes 139 (38.64) 202 (61.36)  
 No 925 (40.43) 1410 (59.57)  
Type of sex (%)    0.287
 Exclusively vaginal 304 (43.23) 446 (56.77)  
 Other sex types excluding vaginal 19 (47.64) 19 (52.36)  
 Vaginal and other sex types 779 (38.58) 1204 (61.42)  
  1. POP-Brazil Study
  2. Data are shown as absolute frequencies and percentages