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Figure 2. From: The age-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus and risk of cytologic abnormalities in rural Nigeria: Implications for screen-and-treat strategies.

Percent of women with given cytologic abnormalitya and PCR-positive for one or more 13 carcinogenic HPV genotypes by age (mean and median age =45 years)
a Classification by severity: atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US), low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), high-grade intraepithelial lesion (HSIL), cancer
Shaded area highlights age considered optimal for screen-and-treat program: HPV prevalence is decreasing, risk of high-grade or worse cytology is increasing, and women are not yet at elevated risk of cancer cytology.

Julia C. Gage, et al. Int J Cancer. ;130(9):2111-2117.

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