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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(12):972-978.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.12.972    Published online December 20, 2009.
Factors Related to Human Papilloma Virus Infection Rate in Women.
Sung Hee Kim, Ka Young Lee, Tae Jin Park, Jun Su Kim, Yeun Mi Kim, Hea Sook O
1Deptartment of Family Medicine, Pusan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. fmlky@ijnc.inje.ac.kr
2Deptartment of Heath Promotion Center, Pusan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
일부 여성에서 인유두종 바이러스 감염률과 관련요인
김성희, 이가영, 박태진, 김준수, 김은미, 오혜숙
It is not clear which demographic factors would be considered for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in Korean women and how women understand the HPV infection. This study was conducted to fi nd the factors related to HIV infection and the realities of follow-up tests and perception among women infected with HPV. Methods: The subjects were 2,113 women (median 41 years old) who received a Papanicolaou smear and a HPV DNA test at a health promotion center from March 2006 to October 2007. The follow-up rate and perception for HPV infection among women infected by HPV were surveyed using telephone. Results: Overall prevalence of HPV infection was 17.3% (N = 365). However, the prevalence of HPV infection among women younger than 30 years old reached 30.7% (17.6% for low-risk group of HPV, 13.1% for high-risk group of HPV). The odds for being infected with HPV was 3.2 (95% confi dence interval, 2.0 to 5.2) among unmarried women younger than 30 years old compared to those at the ages of 30 years or older. Married women younger than 30 years were also 2.1-4.3 times more likely to be infected with low-risk group of HPV compared to those aged 30 years or older. Among those infected with HPV and answered to the survey (N = 282), 51.4% took irregular gynecologic follow-up and 66.2% did not have information for the need or importance of follow-up examination. Conclusion: The risk of being infected with HPV seems to be higher for unmarried women younger than 30 years old. Additionally, a standardized guideline should be provided to improve follow-up examination and knowledge about HPV infection.
Key Words: Human Papillomaviruses; High Risk; Perception


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