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)†
NegativePositive
Mucosal HPV
Mucosal high risk‡
 Negative78834211301.00
 Positive2961614571.25 (1.00 to 1.58)
Mucosal low risk‡
 Negative96928912581.00
 Positive240893291.24 (0.94 to 1.64)
Mucosal all‡
 Negative5204039231.00
 Positive3373276641.25 (1.02 to 1.53)
Cutaneous HPV
Negative5474009471.00
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.