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Table 1 Epidemiologic and lifestyle characteristics of the study population

From: Human papillomavirus genotypes and HPV-16 variants distribution among Tunisian women with normal cytology and squamous intraepithelial lesions

Characteristic Total
n = 471 (%)
Age (years)
  ≤ 25 53 (11.2)
 26–35 183 (38.9)
 36–45 128 (27.2)
 46–55 79 (16.8)
  ≥ 56 28 (5.9)
Age at first intercourse (years)
  < 20 123 (26.1)
 20–24 213 (45.2)
  ≥ 25 135 (28.7)
Years of sexual activity
  ≤ 10 200 (42.5)
 11–20 149 (31.6)
  ≥ 21 122 (25.9)
Marital status
 Married 359 (76.2)
 Unmarried 112 (23.8)
Number of pregnancies
 0 21 (4.4)
 1–3 256 (54.4)
  ≥ 4 194 (41.1)
Contraceptive use
 No 318 (67.5)
 Hormonal 79 (16.8)
 Non hormonal 74 (15.7)
Menopausal status
 Non menopausal 424 (90.9)
 Menopausal 47 (9.1)
Number of sexual partner
 1 366 (77.7)
  ≥ 2 105 (22.3)
Smoking/alcohol consumption
 No 386 (82)
 Yes 85 (18)
Education level
 Illiterate 49 (10.4)
 Literate 422 (89.6)