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Table 2 Prevalence and prevalence ratio from 2006 to 2013, comparing the quality indicators using the South as a reference

From: Trend analysis of the quality indicators for the Brazilian cervical cancer screening programme by region and state from 2006 to 2013

Macro-region   Productivity ratea   Unsatisfactory exams   Positivity index   ASC-US   HSIL
  P (%) PR P (%) PR P (%) PR P (%) PR P (%) PR
South 17.08 1.0 (ref) 0.41 1.0 (ref) 1.91 1.0 (ref) 0.90 1.0 (ref) 0.26 1.0 (ref)
Southeast 16.42 0.96 0.65 1.59 2.98 1.56 1.53 1.70 0.28 1.08
Midwest 15.64 0.92 0.97 2.37 3.12 1.64 1.26 1.39 0.45 1.72
Northeast 17.02 0.99 1.89 4.60 2.17 1.14 0.80 0.88 0.29 1.12
North 14.13 0.83 1.64 3.98 2.60 1.37 0.92 1.02 0.43 1.67
  1. Abbreviations: ASC-US Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance, HSIL High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion, P prevalence, PR prevalence ratio, ref. reference value
  2. aOnly data until 2012 were available,