Table 2: Description of the study population by cytological findings.

VariableCases Controls 𝑃 value

Atypia
 Positive200.001
 Negative98100
Metaplasia
 Positive 4270.001
 Negative5893
Fungal infection
 Positive 720.001
 Negative 9398
Bacterial infection
 Positive 3430.0001
 Negative6697
Mean NOR counts
 <2841000.001
 2.1+160