Table 1.

Prevalence of HPV and selected characteristics among 15,145 women according study area (IARC HPV Prevalence Surveys)

Study areaSubjects tested for HPVHPV prevalence %*Mean age y (SD)Mean age at first FTPn (SD)Mean number of FTPs n (SD)OC use: ever %Mean age at menarche y (SD)Mean age at menopause y (SD)
Hanoi, Vietnam9901.745.2 (16.0)21.9 (3.6)3.9 (2.2)1.316.2 (1.9)47.3 (7.5)
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam91411.542.0 (15.4)23.8 (4.8)3.2 (2.6)10.515.3 (2.0)47.5 (7.3)
Lampang, Thailand1,0359.646.3 (16.6)22.0 (4.2)2.8 (2.0)57.615.1 (1.9)45.7 (7.8)
Songkla, Thailand7063.947.8 (16.5)21.8 (4.0)3.6 (2.3)32.215.1 (2.1)46.5 (7.0)
Korea86315.445.3 (10.9)25.4 (3.4)2.2 (0.7)5.216.2 (1.8)49.4 (3.9)
India1,89117.032.4 (8.8)19.5 (2.8)2.5 (1.4)1.113.9 (1.5)
China66214.240.9 (10.8)21.8 (2.3)2.0 (0.9)3.215.4 (2.1)48.2 (4.4)
Spain9232.942.7 (16.1)24.9 (4.0)2.3 (1.2)50.612.8 (1.7)48.6 (5.7)
Italy1,0137.046.8 (12.8)24.7 (4.9)1.9 (1.0)49.1 (5.8)
Mexico1,34012.341.6 (17.2)4.0 (2.8)22.3
Argentina96716.439.2 (14.8)22.4 (4.7)3.0 (2.0)49.112.8 (1.5)45.9 (6.7)
Chile95514.043.1 (15.9)20.5 (4.5)3.1 (2.1)39.913.0 (1.8)44.9 (8.2)
Colombia1,95315.433.1 (11.6)21.4 (4.2)2.6 (1.7)47.013.3 (1.6)47.7 (4.8)
Nigeria93327.044.1 (16.3)22.8 (3.7)4.4 (2.4)9.216.1 (2.2)
All areas15,14513.040.9 (15.1)22.2 (4.3)3.0 (2.0)27.914.4 (2.2)47.3 (6.8)
  • * Age standardized to the world population.

  • Calculated on parous women.

  • Calculated on postmenopausal women.