Table 2

Sexual behavioural factors among study participants

Variablesn (%)HPV prevalence (%)P value
Age of sexual debut
 <18 years old98 (8.2)11.20.316*
 18–25 years old766 (64.4)7.20
 26–30 years old251 (21.1)4.80
 31–40 years old42 (3.5)7.10
 >40 years old2 (0.2)0
 Missing31 (2.6)16.13
Lifetime sex partner
 1960 (80.7)6.980.587†
 2109 (9.2)6.42
 3+66 (5.5)10.61
 Don’t know/refused to answer32 (2.7)9.38
 Missing23 (1.9)8.70
New partner in the last 12 months
 No1145 (96.2)6.900.514*
 Yes4 (0.3)25.00
 Decline to respond2 (0.2)0
 N/A22 (1.9)9.09
 Missing17 (1.4)23.53
Current sex partner
 No128 (10.7)14.84<0.008†
 Yes1038 (87.2)6.26
 Declined to answer3 (0.3)0
 Missing21 (1.8)9.52
Partner’s circumcision status
 No375 (31.5)7.73<0.009*
 Yes640 (53.8)5.47
 Don’t know/declined to answer22 (1.8)4.55
 N/A128 (10.8)14.84
 Missing25 (2.1)8.00
Partner’s behaviours
 Stays at home and no partner769 (64.6)4.68<0.000*
 Stays at home but have other partner108 (9.1)10.19
 Stays away but no partner101 (8.5)10.89
 Stays away and has other partner51 (4.3)13.73
 No current partner149 (12.5)14.09
 Missing12 (1.0)0
  • Missing data were not included in the analysis.

  • *P value generated using χ2 test.

  • †P value generated using Fisher exact test.

  • N/A, not available.