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Table 1 Basic characteristics of samples from HPV negative women, women with transient HPV16 infection and women with persistent HPV16 infection and CIN2+

From: Temporal changes in the vaginal microbiota in self-samples and its association with persistent HPV16 infection and CIN2+

  HPV negative Transient HPV16 infection Persistent HPV16 infection
Number of samples 32 26 38
Mean agea (SD) 36.7 (5.2) 35.9 (5.2) 37.5 (6.0)
Sampling distanceb (SD) NA 184 (79) 165 (33)
Comparisons
 HPV16 positive vs. HPV negative (p values)
  Agec   0.525 0.64
 Persistent vs. transient (p values)
  Agec    0.309
  Sampling distancec    0.352
  1. aAge in years, given as: mean (standard deviation, SD)
  2. bDistance between base-line sample and follow-up sample in days, given as: mean (standard deviation, SD)
  3. cTwo-sided Wilcoxon’s test