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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics by age at first CCS < 35 years versus ≥35 years in an opportunistic screening program in Jos, Nigeria (N = 14,051)

From: HIV status, age at cervical Cancer screening and cervical cytology outcomes in an opportunistic screening setting in Nigeria: a 10-year Cross sectional data analysis

VariableAge first CCS ≥ 35 yearsAge first CCS < 35 yearsp-value
HIV status  0.001
 Not infected7870 (59.8)5285 (40.2) 
 Infected341 (48.5)362 (51.5) 
Age at first CCS (Mean ± SD)8305 (44.5 ± 7.7)5749 (22.7 ± 3.7)0.001
No of Life-time sex
 partners(Mean ± SD)6185 (2.2 ± 1.9)5104 (2.2 ± 1.8)0.503
Use of condom
 No7307 (60.2)4838 (39.8)0.001
 Yes404 (40.0)605 (60.0) 
History of smoking
 No8222 (59.3)5653 (40.7)0.272
 Yes42 (53.2)37 (46.8) 
History of Alcohol
 No7625 (58.5)5410 (41.5)0.001
 Yes635 (69.7)276 (30.3) 
History of vaginal infection
 No1536 (65.6)805 (34.4)0.001
 Yes6517 (57.8)4756 (42.2) 
Ever diagnosed with STI
 No4963 (58.0)3598 (42.0)0.001
 Yes744 (52.9)662 (47.1) 
Age at first sex (Mean ± SD)8193 (19.9 ± 4.1)5651 (20.4 ± 3.8)0.001
Education years completed (Mean ± SD)6610 (11.8 ± 3.4)5117 (11.9 ± 2.6)0.062
Parity (Mean ± SD)7818 (4.4 ± 2.5)4317 (2.1 ± 1.7)0.001
  1. Student t-test and Pearson’s chi2. Percent in parenthesis, SD standard deviation