As a part of the long-term prospective follow-up study conducted for women with genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in Kuopio University Hospital, Finland, since 1981, a case-control study was designed to assess risk factors for genital HPV infections.
The cases (n=691) were women who had been invited to attend the follow-up program on the basis of an abnormal cervical smear consistent with HPV-induced cytopathic changes, i.e., had a clinical HPV infection.
The controls (n=706) were a randomly selected group of women who had normal smears in the screening.
Both groups were asked to fill in an extensive questionnaire focusing on detailed epidemiologic data on previous gynecologic and obstetric history, sexual practices, sexual partners, and smoking habits.
Mots-clés Pascal : Papillomatose, Virose, Infection, Col utérus, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Femelle, Etude longitudinale, Finlande, Europe, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Papillomatosis, Viral disease, Infection, Uterine cervix, Female genital diseases, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Female, Follow up study, Finland, Europe, Case control study
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