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Table 4 Progression, Regression and Persistance seen in each dyskaryotic group. Those under and over 25 were separated.

From: An audit of Colposcopy referrals from a GU/STD clinic

Dyskaryosis All Pap Smears <25 years >25 years 95% CI of difference
  progress persist regress progress persist regress progress persist regress progress persist regress
Severe   40% 60%   43% 57%   39% 61%   0.62,-0.70 0.6,-0.52
Moderate 16% 25% 58% 12% 24% 64% 20% 23% 55% 0.56,-0.40 0.14,-0.16 0.25,-0.43
Mild 21% 28% 51% 14% 29% 57% 44% 22% 33% 0.7,-0.121 0.39,-0.53 0.21,-0.69
  1. *Dyskaryosis referred to cytology results and CIN to biopsy results.
  2. CIN = Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia.