Table 2.

Worst lesion grade observed by cervical cytology according to the cumulative number of HPV types observed during the same follow-up period

Follow-up periodNo. HPV typesMost severe cytologic grade attained
Normal, n (%)ASCUS, n (%)LSIL, n (%)HSIL, n (%)Total
First year (3-4 visits)01,195 (96.4)38 (3.1)6 (0.5)1 (0.1)1,240
1336 (83.6)29 (7.2)26 (6.5)11 (2.7)402
2-3148 (71.2)12 (5.8)38 (18.3)10 (4.8)208
4-611 (52.4)2 (9.5)6 (28.6)2 (9.5)21
Total1,690 (90.3)81 (4.3)76 (4.1)24 (1.3)1,871
First 4 y (7-10 visits)
0766 (93.2)48 (5.8)7 (0.9)1 (0.1)822
1343 (83.4)37 (9.0)22 (5.4)9 (2.2)411
2-3185 (70.3)21 (8.0)44 (16.7)13 (5.0)263
4-849 (53.3)10 (10.9)27 (29.3)6 (6.5)92
Total1,343 (84.6)116 (7.3)100 (6.3)29 (1.8)1,588
  • Abbreviation: ASCUS, atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.