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Table 1 Socio-demographic and Reproductive characteristics of the study population

From: HIV serostatus and tumor differentiation among patients with cervical cancer at Bugando Medical Centre

Characteristics HIV + (n = 22) HIV- (n = 52) Total (n = 74)
Number Mean ± SD Number Mean ± SD Number Mean ± SD
Age in years   40.2 ± 8.6   54.9 ± 11.4   50.5 ± 12.5
Age group
≤35 7 (31.8)   1 (1.9)   8 (10.8)  
36-45 10 (45.5)   9 (17.3)   19 (25.7)  
46-55 3 (13.6)   18 (34.6)   21 (28.4)  
56+ 2 (9.1)   24 (46.2)   26 (35.1)  
Education level
No formal education 5 (22.7)   34 (65.4)   39 (52.7)  
Primary education 16 (72.7)   17 (32.7)   33 (44.6)  
Secondary education 1 (4.5)   1 (1.9)   2 (2.7)  
Marital status
Married 11 (50.0)   32 (61.5)   43 (58.1)  
Widow/Separated 11 (50.0)   20 (38.5)   31 (41.9)  
Occupation
Peasant/farmer 13 (59.1)   45 (86.5)   58 (78.3)  
Housewife 3 (13.6)   0 (0)   3 (4.1)  
Professional salaried job 1 (4.5)   2 (3.8)   3 (4.1)  
Petty trader 5 (22.7)   5 (9.6)   10 (13.5)  
Area of residence
Mwanza 13 (59.1)   23 (44.2)   36 (48.6  
Mara 4 (18.2)   11 (21.2)   15 (20.3)  
Shinyanga 4 (18.2)   11 (21.2)   15 (20.3)  
Others 1 (4.5)   7 (13.5)   8 (10.8)  
Age at Marriage
<18 years 10 (45.5)   31 (59.6)   41 (54.4)  
≥18 years 12 (54.5)   21 (40.4)   33 (45.6)  
Parity
≤1 2 (9.1)   1 (1.9)   3 (4.1)  
2-5 2 (9.1)   13 (25.0)   20 (27.0)  
>5 18 (81.8)   38 (73.1)   51 (68.9)  
History of STIs
Yes 8 (36.4)   7 (13.5)   15 (20.3)  
No 14 (63.6)   45 (86.5)   59 (79.7)  
Lifetime sexual partners
1 2 (9.1)   18 (34.6)   20 (27.0)  
>1 20 (90.9)   34 (65.4)   54 (73.9)  
Contraceptive use
None 8 (36.4)   41 (78.8)   49 (66.2)  
Pills 9 (40.9)   7 (13.5)   16 (21.6)  
Barrier 0 (0)   1 (1.9)   1 (1.4)  
Implants 3 (13.6)   2 (3.8)   5 (6.8)  
Depo provera 2 (9.1)   1 (1.9)   3 (4.0)  
  1. Note: Number in brackets denotes respective percentages.