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doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181cc4d22
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Determinants of Human Papillomavirus Infection Among Inuit Women of Northern Quebec, Canada

Hamlin-Douglas, Lauren Kay MSc*; Coutlée, François MD, MSc†‡§; Roger, Michel MD, PHD‡¶; Hanley, James PHD*; Franco, Eduardo L. PHD*†; Brassard, Paul MD, MSc*∥

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Abstract

We investigated risk factors for prevalent high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) in Inuit women from Quebec. Younger age and having 10 or more lifetime sexual partners were associated with HR-HPV. Findings suggest that for older women, markers of recent sexual activity are more predictive of HR-HPV status than markers of lifetime sexual history.

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