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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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MUSTELIER DESPAIGNE, René; ARDINES CASTELLANOS, Indalecio  and  JORGE GARCIA, Ángel. Some biological factors associated with the appearance of altered Pap smears. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 1999, vol.25, n.1, pp. 14-18. ISSN 1561-3062.

A limited controlled observational trial based on 54 women with altered Pap smears (cases) and 108 apparently sound women with normal Pap smears (controls) was conducted aimed at identifying some biological factors associated with the appearance of this phenomenon during 1994 at the "Frank País García" health area, in Santiago de Cuba. The ratio of crossed products, the confidence interval, the level of association, and the attributable risk in percent exposé were determinated by statistical analysis to identify those factors that on inciding on them guarantee a higher positive influence on the exposed population. The following factors were found: personal history of benign affections of the cervix uteri, manipulations and infections caused by oncovirus, and pathological family history of cervix uteri cancer. It is important for physicians and nurses to know these data in order to lay down working strategies that allow the early treatment of the population at risk.

Keywords : VAGINAL SMEARS [methods]; CERVIX UTERI [citology]; BIOLOGICAL FACTORS [analysis].

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