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Table 1 List of the general characteristics of the studied Tanzanian women

From: Cervical cytological changes in HIV-infected patients attending care and treatment clinic at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Characteristics Cases Controls Combined P-Value
HIV serostatus positive negative   
Age-Range (years) 20-66 20-69 20-69  
Mean Age (years) 40.5 41.6 41.05  
Peak age-group (20-45years) [No (%)] 84 (70.0) 33 (66.0) 117 (68.8) 0.700
Single [No (%)] 77 (64.1) 13 (26.0) 90 (52.9) < 0.001
Married [No (%)] 43 (35.8) 37 (74.0) 80 (47.1) < 0.001
Total number 120 50 170  
  1. This table shows that HIV infection was more frequent among singles compared to married women and as expected, majority of HIV seropositive women came from the most sexually active age-group of 20-45 years