Table 3.

Interobserver reproducibility of HPV results tested locally at the recruiting centers and retested at the NRL, by region.

HPV retesting result NRL
PositiveNegative
Number of samplesnnAgreement (95% CI)Kappa (95% CI)
DES
 Local HPV testing result at PHC
  Positive20934497.1 (93.9–98.7)0.90 (0.82–0.98)
  Negative2169
 Local HPV testing result at DiH
  Positive20038397.0 (93.6–98.6)0.91 (0.84–0.98)
  Negative3156
 Local HPV testing result at ReH
  Positive248487566.9 (60.9–72.5)0.34 (0.24–0.43)
  Negative7118
Kilimanjaro
 Local HPV testing result at PHC
  Positive143221176.2 (68.6–82.5)0.41 (0.24–0.57)
  Negative2387
 Local HPV testing result at DiH
  Positive16431792.1 (86.9–95.3)0.78 (0.66–0.89)
  Negative6120
 Local HPV testing result at ReH
  Positive17019495.9 (91.7–98.0)0.82 (0.69–0.95)
  Negative3144
Totala
 Local HPV testing result
  Positive7431221895.7 (94.0–96.9)0.86 (0.81–0.91)
  Negative14589
  • Note: HPV by careHPV test.

  • aExcluding compromised samples from ReH in DES and PHC in Kilimanjaro.