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Table 4 Characteristics of hrHPV positive women according to cases/controls classification

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

Characteristics Cases (n = 71) Controls (n = 68) p-value
Age (mean ± SD) 36.10 ± 7.88 37.84 ± 9.28 0.235
Smoking status (current) 49.3% 50.0% 0.934
BMI (mean ± SD) 22.89 ± 3.74 22.44 ± 3.63 0.470
Nutritional status
 Underweight 11.3% 11.8% 0.928
 Normal weight 62.0% 66.2%  
 Overweight 22.5% 19.1%  
 Obese 4.2% 2.9%  
Parity (≥1 live births) 64.8% 54.4% 0.212
Education level (low) 46.5% 35.3% 0.180
Oral contraceptive use (yes) 14.1% 11.8% 0.684
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, BMI Body Mass Index