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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of WHINURSa participants aged ≤40 years, by Indigenous statusb

From: Human papillomavirus prevalence among indigenous and non-indigenous Australian women prior to a national HPV vaccination program

Variable Non-Indigenous Indigenous
  n % n %
Participants 1494   655  
Age, years     
   15 to 20 139 9.3% 117 17.9%
   21 to 25 359 24.0% 178 27.2%
   26 to 30 383 25.6% 137 20.9%
   31 to 35 341 22.8% 124 18.9%
   36 to 40 272 18.2% 99 15.1%
   Median 29   27  
Meanc 28.9   27.4  
Hormonal contraception userc,d 643 43.3% 196 30.3%
Smokerc,e 368 24.8% 363 56.2%
Pregnantc,f 13 0.9% 54 8.2%
Remotenessg     
   Major cities 868 58.1% 45 6.9%
   Inner regional 182 12.2% 65 9.9%
   Outer regional 351 23.5% 215 32.8%
   Remote 78 5.2% 135 20.6%
   Very remote 15 1.0% 195 29.8%
Most recent Pap-test resultb     
   Normal 1143 81.2% 453 77.3%
   Low-grade abnormality 116 8.2% 44 7.5%
   High-grade abnormality 5 0.4% 7 1.2%
   First Pap 144 10.2% 82 14.0%
   Unknown/missing/unsatisfactory 19/45/22   21/42/6  
Current Pap-test resultb,f     
   Normal 1296 88.0% 527 84.7%
   Low-grade abnormality 156 10.6% 70 11.3%
   High-grade abnormalityb 20 1.4% 25 4.0%
   Unsatisfactory 20   7  
  1. aWomen's HPV Indigenous Non-Indigenous Urban Rural Study
  2. bThree participants with unknown Indigenous status are not included in this table
  3. b P < 0.001 for group Indigenous women versus non-Indigenous women.
  4. cData missing for ten non-Indigenous and eight Indigenous participants.
  5. dData missing for ten non-Indigenous and nine Indigenous participants.
  6. eData missing for eight non-Indigenous and six Indigenous participants.
  7. fData missing for two non-Indigenous and twenty-six Indigenous participants.
  8. gRemote residence refers to residence in an area categorized as remote or very remote using the Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia classification by postcode. Non-remote residence refers to areas categorized as major cities or regional areas.