However, the strongest correlation between HPV status and the total number of sexual partners was also correlated (Fig 4D)

However, the strongest correlation between HPV status and the total number of sexual partners was also correlated (Fig 4D)

Statistical analysis

After the samples were received and sequenced, the relative abundance of the 16 VMBs was compared using Lactobacillus as a reference in each cohort. To differentiate the VMB profile, the relative level of microorganism abundance was applied for each cohort.