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Table 1 Characteristics of healthy women according to hrHPV status

From: LINE-1 hypermethylation in white blood cell DNA is associated with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Characteristics hrHPV+ (n = 32) hrHPV- (n = 64) p-value a
Age (mean ± SD) 38.50 ± 9.54 42.39 ± 9.47 0.061
Smoking status (current) 50.0% 28.1% 0.035
BMI (mean ± SD) 22.26 ± 3.93 24.73 ± 5.31 0.022
Nutritional status
 Underweight 15.6% 3.1% 0.030
 Normal weight 68.8% 59.4%
 Overweight 12.5% 20.3%
 Obese 3.1% 17.2%
Parity (≥1 live births) 62.5% 89.1% 0.002
Education level (low) 37.5% 35.9% 0.881
Oral contraceptive use (yes) 12.5% 7.8% 0.458
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, BMI Body Mass Index
  2. aStatistically significant p values (p < 0.05) are indicated in bold font