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Table 3 Results of stratified analysis by age first sex debut suggesting differential modulating effects the associations between excessive adiposity and risks for high-risk type HPV infection among adult women in NHANES 2003–2010 (N = 4124a)

From: Excessive adiposity, metabolic health, and risks for genital human papillomavirus infection in adult women: a population-based cross-sectional study

HR-HPV Reported age at first sex     
<16 years (n = 1112) > = 16 years (n = 3012)
   95 % CI    95 % CI  
  aPR LL UL p-value aPR LL UL p-value
Obesity vs. BMI < 30 kg/m2* 0.76 0.60 0.95 0.017 0.98 0.85 1.13 0.744
Central obesity vs. WC ≤ 88 cm** 0.72 0.59 0.89 0.003 1.03 0.86 1.24 0.726
  1. aPR adjusted prevalence ratio, BMI body mass index, CI confidence interval, HR high risk type, LL lower limit, NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, UL upper limit, WC waist circumference
  2. *P for interaction = 0.006
  3. **P for interaction = 0.019
  4. aForty out of 4172 women had missing formation about number of lifetime partners; six were missing information about health insurance coverage; two did not report age at sex debut