Table 4.

Sex-dependent HPV concordance

No. ofstudiesTotal no. of couples with HPV-positive femalesNo. of couples with males with same HPV types*Concordance (95% CI)I2
All studies166051730.361 (0.227-0.520)86
Studies that recruited couples with male partners who had HPV-related disease436240.658 (0.485-0.797)0
Studies without HPV-disease-based inclusion criteria for males125691490.272 (0.150-0.442)88
Total no. of couples with HPV-positive malesNo. of couples with females with same HPV types*
All studies153811730.551 (0.403-0.691)75
Studies that recruited couples with female partners who had HPV-related disease103341440.519 (0.343-0.691)82
Studies without HPV-disease-based inclusion criteria for females547290.630 (0.392-0.819)45

NOTE: Concordance estimates are from random-effects meta-analysis. Analyses included all partners, regardless of HPV status, of HPV-positive individuals for whom studies reported appropriate concordance data.

  • *Both members of the couple infected with 1 or more of the same HPV types.