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Table 3 Characteristics of HPV infections according to ethnicity.

From: Comparisons of high-risk cervical HPV infections in Caribbean and US populations

  Tobago N N (%) Jamaica N (%) US-Black N (%) US-White N (%) US-other N (%) Total
N (%)
Number of subjects 212 99 10 67 11 393
High-risk HPV infection 43 (20.3) 58 (58.6) 4 (40.0) 9 (14.5) 1 (10.0) 115 (29.3)
Low-risk HPV infection 15 (7.1) 25 (25.3) 4 (40.0) 4 (6.5) 1 (10.0) 49 (12.5)
Undetermined-risk infection 16 (7.6) 47 (47.5) 5 (50.0) 5 (8.1) 1 (10.0) 74 (18.3)
Single high-risk infection* 49 (23.1) 40 (40.4) 5 (50.0) 10 (16.1) 1 (10.0) 105 (26.7)
Multiple high-risk infection 26 (12.3) 43 (43.4) 3 (30.0) 5 (8.1) 1 (10.0) 78 (19.9)
Number of high-risk HPV types per subject       
   None** 169 (79.7) 41 (41.4) 6 (60.0) 53 (85.5) 9 (90.0) 278 (70.7)
   1 33 (15.6) 34 (34.3) 3 (30.0) 7 (11.3) 1 (10.0) 78 (19.9)
   2 7 (3.3) 11 (11.1) 1 (10.0) 2 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 21 (5.3)
   3 2 (0.9) 7 (7.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (2.3)
   4 1 (0.5) 2 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.8)
   5 0 (0.0) 3 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.8)
   6 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
  1. *Includes subjects infected with low-risk and undetermined-risk HPV types; **Includes subjects that were HPV-negative or had only low-risk HPV infections.