Bazuaye, P. E.; Fletcher, Horace M.; McFarlane-Anderson, Norma
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Basic Medical Science
Lifestyle and cervical dysplasia in Jamaica
International journal of gynecology and obstetrics
Date of Publication
In Jamaica as in other developing countries, cervical cancer is the most common cancer among females with rates of 27.5 per 1000 000and is second only to breast cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. The objective of the present study was to assess whether lifestyle factors and sexual practices are associated with development of cervical dysplasia. Risk factors are compared in 242 women recruited from the Colposcopy Clinic, University Hospital of the West Indies (abnormal Pap smears) and a control group(n= 102) without a history of abnormal Pap smear results. Diagnosis of the cases was confirmed by colposcopic biopsy histology. Data were collected by a female interviewer and associations analyzed using SSPS software (version 11).....