Table 1

Baseline characteristics across the arms of the trial amongst women who consented to participate (values are n (%) unless otherwise stated)
Variable Intervention n=99 Control n=97
Age in years Mean (sd) 34.3 (6.3) 34.9 (7.3)
Education
Illiterate/Less than Elementary 25 (25.3%) 30 (30.9%)
Elementary 41 (41.4%) 40 (41.2%)
High school 20 (20.2%) 14 (14.4%)
Vocational 8 (8.1%) 8 (8.2%)
College/University 5 (5.1%) 5 (5.2%)
Type of work of the woman
Never worked 59 (59.6%) 62 (63.9%)
Unskilled 11 (11.1%) 12 (12.4%)
Skilled labour 16 (16.2%) 8 (8.2%)
Professional 13 (13.1%) 15 (15.5%)
Education of husband
Illiterate/Less than Elementary 40 (40.4%) 31 (32.0%)
Elementary 32 (32.3%) 42 (43.3%)
High school or above 27 (27.3%) 24 (24.7%)
Work status of husband
Not currently working 2 (2.0%) 4 (4.1%)
Currently works 97 (98.0%) 93 (95.9%)
Type of work of husband
Unskilled 24 (24.2%) 21 (21.6%)
Skilled labour 20 (20.2%) 16 (16.5%)
Professional 2 (2.0%) 2 (2.1%)
Company employees 26 (26.3%) 33 (34.0%)
Army/security 6 (6.1%) 6 (6.2%)
Unspecified 21 (21.2%) 19 (19.6%)
Annual family income in 1,000 LL (1US$=1,500LL) Median(IQR) 800 (400) 750 (400)
Bothered by VD 76 (76.8%) 67 (69.8%)
Report wetting underpants due to VD 80 (81.6%) 63 (66.3%)
Woman attributes VD to:
Stress/Emotional 14 (14.4%) 7 (7.3%)
Infection 31 (32.0%) 43 (44.8%)
Other 19 (19.6%) 12 (12.5%)
Do not know 33 (34.0%) 34 (35.4%)
Satisfied living in this area 64 (65.3%) 59 (60.8%)
Intend to leave the area 55 (56.1%) 57 (58.8%)
HSCL-25 Anxiety score Mean (sd) 2.5 (0.4) 2.4 (0.4)
HSCL-25 Depression score Mean (sd) 2.5 (0.4) 2.4 (0.4)

Kobeissi et al.

Kobeissi et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:195   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-195

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