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Table 1 Summary of the characteristics of volunteers and the cytological results in this study

From: Cervical cytology and human papillomavirus among asymptomatic healthy volunteers in Vientiane, Lao PDR

          number (%)
  n NILM ≥ASC-USa ASC-US ASC-H LSIL HSIL SCC AGC
[Age]
39.1 ± 6.4 (range 30-54) 1422 1290 (90.7) 132 (9.3) 75 (5.3) 9 (0.6) 33 (2.3) 13 (0.9) 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1)
30-34 414 380 (26.7) 34 (2.4) 16 (1.1) 1 (0.1) 15 (1.1) 2 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
35-39 320 290 (20.4) 30 (2.1) 16 (1.1) 3 (0.2) 5 (0.4) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1)
40-44 319 287 (20.2) 32 (2.3) 20 (1.4) 1 (0.1) 8 (0.6) 3 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
45 369 333 (23.4) 36 (2.5) 23 (1.6) 4 (0.3) 5 (0.4) 3 (0.2) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0)
[Marital status]
Single 35 32 (2.3) 3 (0.2) 2 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Married 1319 1197 (84.2) 122 (8.6) 67 (4.7) 9 (0.6) 31 (2.2) 13 (0.9) 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1)
unknown 68 61 (4.3) 7 (0.5) 6 (8.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
[Number of children]
0 70 66 (4.6) 4 (0.3) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
1 218 198 (13.9) 20 (1.4) 11 (0.8) 1 (0.1) 6 (0.4) 2 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
2 572 521 (36.6) 51 (3.6) 26 (1.8) 5 (0.4) 14 (1.0) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1)
3 438 389 (27.4) 49 (3.4) 32 (2.3) 3 (0.2) 7 (0.5) 6 (0.4) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0)
unknown 124 116 (8.2) 8 (0.6) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
[Education]
No school 23 21 (1.5) 2 (0.1) 2 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Primary 263 235 (16.5) 28 (2.0) 17 (1.2) 1 (0.1) 6 (0.4) 3 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1)
Secondary 5 0 (0.0) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
High 391 352 (24.8) 39 (2.7) 24 (1.7) 3 (0.2) 7 (0.5) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
College or university 280 266 (18.7) 14 (0.6) 12 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 8 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
unknown 439 416 (29.3) 23 (1.6) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 12 (0.8) 5 (0.4) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0)
  1. a≥ ASC-US means ASC-US, ASC-H, LSIL, HSIL, SCC and AGC