Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Br J Cancer

Abstract

Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an infectious agent that has been associated with human cancer. We have updated the U.S. population sero-prevalence using a large National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sample of adults from 2003 to 2010, and have analysed the associations between HPV seropositivity and self-reported history of cancer. Methods: Four cross-sectional cycles (2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, and 2009-2010) were used, for a total of 12 759 participants who had both cancer history and HPV serum information. Results: The sero-prevalences of HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18 were 15.0%, 4.8%, 11.5%, and 4.1%, respectively. Females had significantly higher HPV prevalence than males (P

Volume Number

111

Issue Number

7

Pages

1448-1453

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/07/25

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Occupational Health, Epidemiology and Prevention

PMID

22282321

DOI

10.1001/jama.2012.101


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