Table 5

Sociodemographic factors and HPV prevalence among low-income Hispanic women by country of birth (United States versus Mexico; n = 971)

Country of birth
MexicoUnited States
No. (%)HPV+ (%)No. (%)HPV+ (%)
Age, yra
 18–2057 (9.1)15 (26.3)60 (21.7)12 (20.0)
 21–25171 (27.3)30 (17.5)91 (33.0)17 (18.7)
 26–30171 (27.3)21 (12.3)58 (21.0)5 (8.6)
 31–35138 (22.0)10 (7.3)44 (15.9)1 (2.3)
 36–4789 (14.2)6 (6.7)23 (8.3)1 (4.4)
Marital statusa
 Married394 (62.9)33 (8.4)115 (41.7)11 (9.6)
 Cohabitating39 (6.2)6 (15.4)10 (3.6)1 (10.0)
 Divorced/Separated41 (6.6)9 (22.0)23 (8.3)1 (4.4)
 Single145 (23.2)34 (23.5)125 (45.3)23 (18.4)
Educationa
 <High School274 (45.4)31 (11.3)97 (36.7)9 (9.3)
 High School188 (31.2)26 (13.8)106 (40.2)15 (14.2)
 >High School141 (23.4)21 (14.9)61 (23.1)11 (18.0)
Current smoker
 No560 (89.6)68 (12.1)230 (83.3)33 (14.4)
 Yes65 (10.4)14 (21.5)46 (16.7)3 (6.5)
  • a Distribution of risk factor significantly different by country of birth; χ2 analysis, P < 0.05.