Table 3

Association between specific dietary micronutrient intake and HPV persistence, n = 201

Intermittent No.Persistent No.Crude ORAdjusted OR (95% CI)
Food only
 Folate (μg)
  Low (<301.6)24531.001.00
  Medium (301.6–481.6)23430.850.63 (0.29–1.38)
  High (>481.6)23350.690.52 (0.23–1.18)
  P for trend0.109
 Vitamin B12 (μg)
  Low (<2.9)24411.001.00
  Medium (2.9–6.0)23551.401.47 (0.68–3.19)
  High (>6.0)23350.890.68 (0.30–1.54)
  P for trend0.439
 Vitamin B6 (mg)
  Low (<1.6)24441.001.00
  Medium (1.6–2.7)23531.260.92 (0.43–2.00)
  High (>2.7)23340.810.61 (0.27–1.39)
  P for trend0.254
 Methionine (grams)
  Low (<1.2)24341.001.00
  Medium (1.2–1.9)23551.691.29 (0.58–2.86)
  High (>1.9)23421.291.25 (0.56–2.80)
  P for trend0.590
Food + supplements combined
 Folate (μg)
  Low (<301.6)24491.001.00
  Medium (301.6–481.6)23330.700.80 (0.38–1.69)
  High (>481.6)23491.051.16 (0.56–2.39)
  P for trend0.686
 Vitamin B12 (μg)
  Low (<2.9)24481.001.00
  Medium (2.9–6.0)23461.001.11 (0.53–2.31)
  High (>6.0)23370.800.96 (0.46–2.03)
  P for trend0.933
 Vitamin B6 (mg)
  Low (<2.32)24511.001.00
  Medium (2.32–4.18)23450.921.03 (0.50–2.13)
  High (>4.18)23350.720.83 (0.39–1.79)
  P for trend0.647
  • a Adjusted for age, age at first intercourse, marital status, cigarette smoking status, race, and BMI.