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Table 1 Selected baseline characteristics of HIV infected women as study subjects.

From: Incidence of cervical disease associated to HPV in human immunodeficiency infected women under highly active antiretroviral therapy

  Under HAART No HAART  
Groups n % Mean ± SEa n % Mean ± SE p value
A. Age (years)
<30 12 34.3 26.4 ± 0.7 10 28.6 26.4 ± 0.9 0.988 ns
30 – 40 14 40.0 32.4 ± 0.8 15 42.8 34.3 ± 0.9 0.115 ns
>40 9 25.7 52.3 ± 2.3 10 28.6 44.9 ± 1.2 0.007 *
Total 35 - 35.5 ± 1.9 35 - 35.1 ± 1.3 0.872 ns
B. Age at first vaginal sex (years)
≤ 16 18 51.4 14.6 ± 0.3 15 42.9 14.5 ± 0.3 0.874 ns
>16 17 48.6 19.3 ± 0.7 20 57.1 19.3 ± 0.4 0.956 ns
Total 35 - 16.9 ± 0.5 35 - 17.2 ± 0.5 0.643 ns
C. Pregnancy
0 2 5.7 0.0 ± 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 -
1 – 4 23 65.7 2.3 ± 0.3 22 62.9 2.3 ± 0.2 0.971 ns
5 – 9 7 20.0 6.1 ± 0.6 11 31.4 5.9 ± 0.4 0.750 ns
>10 3 8.6 11.0 ± 0.6 2 5.71 10.5 ± 0.5 0.800 ns#
Total 35 - 3.7 ± 0.5 35 - 3.9 ± 0.4 0.737 ns
D. Parity
0 7 20.0 0.0 ± 0.0 5 14.3 0.0 ± 0.0 -
1 – 4 24 68.6 2.1 ± 0.3 22 62.8 2.0 ± 0.2 0.711 ns
>4 4 11.4 9.8 ± 0.7 8 22.8 5.9 ± 0.5 0.006 *
Total 35 - 2.6 ± 0.5 35 - 2.6 ± 0.4 0.964 ns
E. Abortion
0 13 37.1 0.0 ± 0.0 12 34.3 0.0 ± 0.0 -
1 – 2 15 42.9 1.2 ± 0.1 17 48.6 1.4 ± 0.1 0.353 ns
>2 7 20.0 3.4 ± 0.2 6 17.1 3.3 ± 0.3 0.628 ns
Total 35 - 1.2 ± 0.2 35 - 1.2 ± 0.2 0.925 ns
  1. a. Means were compared one after the other using the Student t-test when normality and equal variance conditions passed or the Mann-Whitney rank sum test when conditions failed.
  2. Ns: no significant difference; * significant difference; #: Mann-Whitney rank sum test