Table 4

Association between circulating nutrients and HPV persistence

Intermittent No.Persistent No.Crude ORAdjusted OR (a95%CI)
Folate (μg/ml)b
 Low (<6.48)20301.001.00
 Medium (6.48–8.80)20321.070.95 (0.39–2.29)
 High (>8.80)20471.571.20 (0.51–2.78)
P for trend0.662
Vitamin B12 (pg/ml)c
 Low (<357.7)20541.001.00
 Medium (357.7–493.2)20310.570.57 (0.24–1.32)
 High (>493.2)20250.460.40 (0.17–0.96)
P for trend0.037
  • a Adjusted for age, age at first intercourse, marital status, cigarette smoking status, race, and BMI.

  • b n = 169.

  • c n = 170.