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Table 2 Demographic data, follow-up and diagnostic procedures (period 1990–1999)

From: Atypical glandular cells in conventional cervical smears: Incidence and follow-up

  1990–1994 1995–1999 P-Value TOTAL
Population *♀ >15 years: at risk 833,964 884,947   
Number of smears (cases) 241,098 325,711 p < 0,05 566,809
AGC-NOS/Cl.IIIG**-cases rate per 5 years period 46 0.02% 215 0.07% p < 0,001 261 (100%) 0.05%
Follow-up (F.u.):*** patients with     
no histology (no F.u. or cytology only) 8 62 p < 0,05 70 (26.8%)
Available histologic findings ****: 38 (82.6%) 153 (71.2%) p < 0,05 191 (73.2%)
Diagnostic procedures:     191 (100%)
º cervical biopsies 4 16 p < 0,05 20 (10.4%)
º conization 4 17 p < 0,05 21 (11.0%)
º curettage 14 65 p < 0,05 79 (41.4%)
º hysterectomy 16 55 p < 0,05 71 (37.2%)
  1. *Statec [17]; ** Division of clinical Cytology (NHL); *** 24 months; **** Division of anatomic pathology (NHL)