Table 3

ORs and corresponding 95% CIs for HPV infection associated with cervical inflammation in women with low-grade lesions, or equivocal or no pathology (Analysis 1)

Neutrophils/fieldNCrudeAdjustedaNbCrudebAdjusteda,b
HPV+/HPVOR95% CIOR95% CIHPV+/HPVOR95% CIOR95% CI
0–5 (normal)43/211118/711
6–30 (mild inflammation)92/500.900.48–1.70.930.49–1.747/340.540.20–1.50.490.18–1.3
30+ (cervicitis)84/590.700.37–1.30.700.37–1.350/370.530.20–1.40.530.20–1.4
PTrend = 02.0PTrend = 0.20PTrend = 0.30PTrend = 0.37
<30 (referent)135/711165/4111
30+ (cervicitis)84/590.750.48–1.20.740.47–1.250/370.850.48–1.50.920.50–1.7
  • a Adjusted for age at first intercourse and number of sexual partners.

  • b Excluding those subjects without a BV assessment.