Table 1.

Prevalence of HPV and selected characteristics among 11,337 women by study area (IARC HPV Prevalence Surveys)

Subjects tested for HPVHPV positivity,* %Mean age, y (SD)Mean no. sexual partners, n (SD)Mean age at sexual debut, y (SD)HSV-2 positivity, %Husband's extramarital sexual relationships, %Condom use, % of years of sexually active life
Study area
    Hanoi, Vietnam9901.645.2 (16.0)1.1 (0.3)20 (3.1)9269
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam91311.242.1 (15.3)1.1 (0.5)22 (4.5)354047
    Lampang, Thailand1,0209.346.2 (16.6)1.2 (0.5)20 (4.1)33596
    Songkla, Thailand7044.047.8 (16.5)1.1 (0.5)20 (4.1)286110
    Korea85415.645.4 (10.8)1.2 (0.5)23 (3.2)42564
    Spain9082.942.8 (16.0)1.5 (1.3)21 (4.0)96960
    Mexico1,34012.741.6 (17.2)1.4 (1.7)18 (3.8)329
    Argentina90717.540.4 (14.3)1.8 (1.5)19 (4.1)379140
    Chile94714.243.2 (15.7)1.6 (1.1)19 (4.3)10015
    Colombia1,82315.432.7 (11.0)18 (3.9)7235
    Nigeria93127.044.1 (16.3)1.7 (1.0)19 (3.1)61849
    All areas11,33712.541.9 (15.7)1.4 (1.1)20 (4.2)326323
  • * Age standardized to the world population.