• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Identification of the Risk Factors Associated with the Presence of HPV in Young University Students


Objective: To determine the main risk factors that favor the acquisition of the Human Papilloma Virus in university students. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study used a cross-sectional descriptive research design to identify the risk factors associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in university students. The study was carried out on 390 male and female students of Higher Education Institutions, of legal age and with an active sexual life. The data collected were analyzed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS, Version 23.0). Findings: The study was applied to 390 students, of whom 205 are female and 185 male. From the study it can be identified that 15.4% of the cases presented a positive result in the presence of HPV, evidencing that the total number of people had a single marital status. Application/ Improvements: Based on this research, the risk factors associated with HPV could be identified in the university population. It is suggested that based on the results the educational institutions strengthen the information of future professionals and work directly or indirectly on the education of children and young people, from the curricular practices carried out in schools. Even in the same hospitals and health centers, try to approach them, regardless of the reason for seeking care.

Keywords: HPV, Risk Factor, University


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