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Table 5 Women sexual characteristics, Sexually Transmitted Infections and hygienic practices among 144 cases of cervical cancer and 288 controls

From: HPV and cofactors for invasive cervical cancer in Morocco: a multicentre case-control study

  Cases Controls ORa
(95% CI)
ORab
(95% CI)
  No. (%) No. (%)
Age at first intercourse (years) n = 132   n = 272    
  ≥ 18 59 44.7 170 62.5 1 1
  < 18 73 55.3 102 37.5 2.4 (1.5–3.9) 2.3 (1.3–3.9)
No. of lifetime sexual partners n = 135   n = 272    
 1 107 79.2 241 88.6 1 1
  ≥ 2 28 20.8 31 11.4 2.1 (1.2–3.8) 1.7 (0.8–3.4)
Sexual intercourse during menstruation n = 138   n = 280    
 No 99 71.7 256 91.4 1 1
 Yes 39 28.3 24 8.6 4.3 (2.4–7.9) 4.7 (2.3–9.7)
Husband’s number of sexual partners n = 129   n = 269    
 One 67 51.9 210 78.1 1 1
 Two and more 62 48.1 59 21.9 3.3 (2.1–5.2) 2.8 (1.3–6.3)
History of Sexually Transmitted Infections n = 138   n = 270    
 No 123 89.1 262 97.0 1 1
 Yes 15 10.9 8 3.0 4.6 (1.6–12.9) 6.7 (1.9–23.6)
History of herpes infection n = 139   n = 273    
 No 133 95.7 257 94.1 1 1
 Yes 6 4.3 16 5.9 0.7 (0.3–1.9) 0.6 (0.3–2.1)
History of condyloma infection n = 139   n = 281    
 No 133 95.7 274 97.5 1 1
 Yes 6 4.3 7 2.5 1.6 (0.5–4.9) 1.4 (0.4–5.2)
Genital washing after intercourse n = 138   n = 270    
 Always 51 37.0 241 89.3 1 1
 Sometimes or never 87 63.0 29 10.7 17.1 (8.2–35.4) 18.6 (7.9–43.7)
  1. aOR: Non-adjusted Odd Ratio
  2. bORa: Adjusted Odd Ratio for residence area and HPV infection