The effect of sexual behaviour on the risk for cervical dysplasia was evaluated in a case-control study.
Cases (n=257) had a histologically confirmed diagnosis of cervical dysplasia.
Controls (n=705) were sampled from the general population.
A postal questionnaire was used to obtain information about, among other things, age at first sexual intercourse, number of sexual partners, current frequency of intercourse and contraceptive use.
Information was also collected about other risk factors for cervical dysplasia, in order to adjust for possible confounding.
We observed higher risks for cervical dysplasia (mild, moderate and severe) with increasing number of sexual partners.
This effect appeared to be dependent on smoking behaviour.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dysplasie, Col utérus, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Comportement sexuel, Pays Bas, Europe, Contraceptif, Voie orale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dysplasia, Uterine cervix, Female genital diseases, Epidemiology, Human, Female, Sexual behavior, Netherlands, Europe, Contraceptive, Oral administration
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