Table 2

Association of HPV seropositivity in 1587 heterosexual couples in rural Anyang, China, 2007–2009

HPV sero-status of female partnerHPV sero-status of male partner*TotalAdjusted OR (95% CI)†
Mucosal HPV
Mucosal high risk‡
 Positive2961614571.25 (1.00 to 1.58)
Mucosal low risk‡
 Positive240893291.24 (0.94 to 1.64)
Mucosal all‡
 Positive3373276641.25 (1.02 to 1.53)
Cutaneous HPV
Positive3742666400.97 (0.79 to 1.19)
  • *Mucosal high-risk HPV sero-status of male partners was analysed corresponding to mucosal high-risk HPV sero-status of female partners. Parallel analyses were conducted for other HPV risk groups.

  • †Adjusted ORs, 95% CIs and p values were calculated by multivariate logistic regression models including HPV sero-status of female partners and age difference between spouses.

  • ‡Types 16, 18, 45, 52, and 58 were classified as mucosal high-risk HPV types; types 6 and 11 were classified as mucosal low-risk HPV types; types 3, 57, and 75 were classified as cutaneous HPV types.

  • HPV, human papillomavirus.