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Table 3 Detection of hrHPV categorized by age group

From: High-risk human papillomavirus detection in self-collected vaginal samples compared with healthcare worker collected cervical samples among women attending gynecology clinics at a tertiary hospital in Pretoria, South Africa

Age category (in years) Participants per age group Healthcare worker-sampling Self-sampling P-value*
hrHPV Positive (%) hrHPV Negative (%) hrHPV Positive (%) hrHPV Negative (%)
≤ 29 151 86 (57.0) 65 (43.0) 86 (57.0) 65 (43.0) 1.0000
30–39 172 78 (45.3) 94 (54.7) 76 (44.2) 96 (55.8) 0.8145
40–49 121 59 (48.8) 62 (51.2) 59 (48.8) 62 (51.2) 1.0000
50–59 61 23 (37.7) 38 (62.3) 23 (37.7) 38 (62.3) 1.0000
≥ 60 19 7 (36.8) 12 (63.2) 7 (36.8) 12 (63.2) 1.0000
Unknown 3 3(100.0) 3 (100.0) 1.0000
Total 527 253 (48.0) 274 (52.0) 251 (47.6) 276 (52.4) 0.9036
  1. *McNemar test for correlated proportions