Table 4: Evolution of HPV infection related to sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics.

Total
Clearance
(%)
Persistence
(%)

Age groups (years)
 >302811 (39.3)17 (60.7)0.657
 30 to 39207 (35.0)13 (65.0)
 40 to 492511 (44.0)14 (56.0)
 >50167 (40.4)9 (56.3)
Residence
 Rural2110 (47.6)11 (52.4)0.303
 Urban6826 (38.2)42 (61.8)
Age at first intercourse (years)
 ≤15188 (44.4)10 (56.6)0.449
 >157128 (39.4)43 (60.6)
Number of lifetime sexual partners
 14618 (39.1)28 (60.9)0.051
 2 to 4288 (28.6)20 (71.4)
 5 or more1510 (66.7)5 (33.3)
Oral contraceptive use
 No4719 (40.4)28 (59.6)0.583
 Yes4217 (40.5)25 (59.5)
Parity
 0198 (42.1)11 (57.9)0.509
 1 to 55925 (42.4)34 (57.6)
 6 or more113 (27.3)8 (72.7)
Bracken fern consumption
 No2812 (42.9)16 (57.1)0.466
 Yes6124 (39.3)37 (60.7)
Smoking
 No5319 (35.8)34 (64.2)0.197
 Yes3617 (47.2)19 (52.8)
Alcohol consumption
 No3413 (38.2)21 (61.8)0.457
 Yes5523 (41.8)32 (58.2)