Table 6

Sexual, reproductive, and contraceptive history 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+ (%)
Lifetime no. partnersa
 1400 (63.9)38 (9.5)96 (34.8)13 (13.5)
 2–4180 (28.8)33 (18.3)123 (44.6)14 (11.4)
 ≥535 (5.6)9 (25.7)54 (19.6)9 (16.7)
Age at first sex, yra
 ≥20201 (32.1)16 (8.0)35 (12.7)3 (8.6)
 18–19177 (28.3)21 (11.9)72 (26.1)11 (15.3)
 16–17155 (24.8)26 (16.8)95 (34.4)13 (13.7)
  9–1574 (11.8)16 (21.6)68 (24.6)7 (10.3)
STD historya
 Never589 (95.5)77 (12.9)253 (91.7)32 (12.7)
 Ever28 (4.5)5 (17.9)23 (8.3)4 (17.4)
No. of childrena
 039 (6.2)9 (23.1)45 (16.3)11 (24.4)
 1–2329 (52.6)42 (12.8)131 (47.5)18 (13.7)
 3–9205 (32.8)25 (12.2)77 (27.9)3 (3.9)
Condom usea
 Never512 (81.8)70 (13.7)245 (88.8)33 (13.5)
 Ever114 (18.2)12 (10.5)31 (11.2)3 (9.7)
Current condom usea
 No551 (88.0)72 (13.1)255 (92.4)34 (13.3)
 Yes75 (12.0)10 (13.3)21 (7.6)2 (9.5)
Total OC use, yr
 0148 (23.6)28 (18.9)56 (20.3)11 (19.6)
 1–3327 (52.2)44 (13.5)139 (50.4)20 (14.4)
 ≥4128 (20.5)8 (6.3)65 (23.6)4 (6.2)
Current OC usea
 No372 (59.4)52 (14.0)144 (52.2)18 (12.5)
 Yes254 (40.6)30 (11.8)132 (47.8)18 (13.6)
  • a Distribution of risk factor significantly different by country of birth, χ2 analysis, P < 0.05.