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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics per HR-HPV status at baseline and at follow-up

From: Is stress related to the presence and persistence of oncogenic human papillomavirus infection in young women?

  HR-HPV at baseline P-value   HR-HPV at follow-up P-value
  No (n = 140; control group; 1) No (n = 41; cortisol-control group; 2) Yes (n = 48; 3) 1 vs. 3 2 vs. 3 No (n = 26) Yes (n = 16)  
Age (years), M ± SEM 24.9 ± .26 23.8 ± .44 25.1 ± .44 .63 .043 26.4 ± .62 26.2 ± .71 .81
BMI (kg/m2), M ± SEM 21.8 ± .25 21.2 ± .37 21.6 ± .51 .73 .55 21.6 ± .63 21.0 ± .51 .50
Employment, n (%)     .77 .25    .17
Yes 105 (75%) 27 (65.9%) 37 (77.1%)    23 (88.5%) 16 (100%)
No 35 (25%) 14 (34.1%) 11 (22.9%)    3 (11.5%) 0
Hormonal contraceptive use, n (%) 87 (62.2%) 26 (63%) 32 (67%) .58 .75 17 (65%) 10 (62%) .85
Age at onset of sexual intercourse, M ± SEM 17.1 ± .17 17.2 ± .33 16.6 ± .27 .13 .15 16.3 ± .35 16.8 ± .46 .42
Marital status, n (%)     .86 .90    .063
Single 38 (27.1%) 7 (17.1%) 18 (37.5%)    8 (30.8%) 2 (12.5%)  
Relationship 95 (67.9%) 34 (82.9%) 26 (54.2%)    18 (69.2%) 12 (75%)  
Married 7 (5%) 0 3 (6.2%)    0 2 (12.5%)  
Widowed 0 0 1 (2.1%)    0 0  
Total number of sexual partners, M ± SEM 7.1 ± 7.4 5.5 ± 5.6 10.8 ± 8.4 .005 .001 13.9 ± 13.1 8.9 ± 6.0 .16
Smoker, n (%) 43 (30.7%) 15 (36.6%) 25 (52.1%) .008 .143 17 (65.4%) 5 (31.3%) .075
Cigarettes per month, M ± SEM 106.4 ± 152.7 64.7 ± 116.2 128.1 ± 111.5 .54 .095 128.8 ± 125.1 99.2 ± 77.6 .63
Sleep quality (PSQI), M ± SEM 9.55 ± 1.93 9.39 ± 2.21 9.96 ± 2.13 .23 .23 4.77 ± 2.77 4.25 ± 1.69 .50
  1. Notes. BMI body mass index, PSQI Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, global PSQI score (min. Score: 0, max. Score: 21)