Table 1

Baseline characteristics of women in the intervention and control arm

Primary HPV policyPrimary cytology policy
Invited women21 12221 630
Attending women7325 (34.7%)7438 (34.4%)
Referral rate to histopathology59 (0.8%)51 (0.7%)
Women with CIN2+ in histopathology1918
Low-grade lesions (CIN1) in histopathology179
Benign histopathologies (any histopathological diagnosis of lower severity than CIN1).49105
  • CIN1/CIN2+, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1/grade 2 or worse; HPV, human papillomavirus.