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Table 3 Characteristics of 23,724 women with and without vaginal infection

From: Association between common vaginal and HPV infections and results of cytology test in the Zhoupu District, Shanghai City, China, from 2014 to 2019

  Vaginal infection-positive
(n = 1265)
Vaginal infection-negative
(n = 22,459)
P value OR (95% CIs)
Age (years old)
Mean (SD) 34.4(9.5) 36.9(11.5)   
Median (Min, Max) 32(16–67) 34(15–94)   
 <  = 30 543(42.9%) 8220(36.6%) 0.0088 0.2(0.2–0.3)
30–40 354(28.0%) 6317(28.1%) 0.5283 0.2(0.2–0.2)
 >  = 40 368(29.1%) 7922(35.3%) 0.0000 0.2(0.1–0.2)
HPV infections
Positive 243(19.2%) 3573(15.9%) 0.0021 1.3(1.1–1.5)
Negative 1022(80.8%) 18,886(84.1%)   
TCT
Normal 1222(96.6%) 18,000(80.1%) 0.0000 7.0(5.2–9.6)
Abnormal 43(3.4%) 4459(19.9%)   
Pathology
CIN 7(0.6%) 277(1.2%) 0.0259  
Cervical cancer 0 1(0%)   
Highly-suspected precancerous lesions 36(2.8%) 4181(18.6%)   
  1. 0.0000: 29.1% of women with vaginal infection were older than 40 years, while 35.3% of women without vaginal infection were older than 40 years (P < 0.001), 0.0021: The HPV infection rate in the vaginal infection-positive group (80.8%) was higher than that in the vaginal infection-negative group (15.9%) (P < 0.001), 0.0000: The difference was also noted between the vaginal infection-positive group and the vaginal infection-negative group (P < 0.001)
  2. OR (95% CIs), Odd Ratio (95% Confidence Intervals)