Table 1

True/False questions used to assess knowledge of chlamydia

Correct response (%)

Incorrect response

(%)

Answered 'Not sure'

(%)

P Value

Unadjusted OR

(95% CI)


1. You can catch chlamydia from toilet seats (F)

Male

110 (70.5)

14 (9.0)

32 (20.5)

1

Female

165 (83.8)

9 (4.6)

23 (11.7)

0.012

1.80 (1.11-2.92)

2. Men with chlamydia might not have symptoms (T)

Male

100 (63.7)

19 (12.1)

38 (24.2)

1

Female

148 (74.4)

23 (11.6)

28 (14.1)

0.082

1.50 (0.96-2.35)

3. Most women will not develop symptoms of chlamydia (T)

Male

39 (25.7)

51 (33.6)

62 (40.8)

1

Female

123 (62.4)

31 (15.7)

43 (21.8)

<0.001

4.57 (2.89-7.22)

4. Only women get chlamydia (F)

Male

149 (95.5)

0

7 (4.5)

1

Female

188 (94.0)

1 (0.5)

11 (5.5)

0.613

0.66 (0.29-1.54)

5. Chlamydia can affect men's fertility (T)

Male

113 (72.4)

6 (3.8)

37 (23.7)

1

Female

123 (61.5)

9 (4.5)

68 (34.0)

0.090

1.16 (0.40-3.33)

6. Chlamydia can affect women's fertility (T)

Male

121 (78.6)

2 (1.3)

31 (20.1)

1

Female

174 (87.0)

5 (2.5)

21 (10.5)

0.064

1.95 (0.37-10.1)

7. Chlamydia can cause eye infections (conjunctivitis) (T)

Male

18 (11.5)

64 (41.0)

74 (47.4)

1

Female

36 (18.1)

89 (44.7)

74 (37.2)

0.084

1.12 (0.74-1.71)

8. Once you get chlamydia you can' t get rid of it (F)

Male

110 (71.0)

19 (12.3)

26 (16.8)

1

Female

169 (84.5)

17 (8.5)

14 (7.0)

0.005

2.04 (1.24-3.35)

9. You can get chlamydia more than once (T)

Male

92 (59.4)

17 (11.0)

46 (29.7)

1

Female

166 (83.0)

4 (2.0)

30 (15.0)

<0.001

3.05 (1.90-4.88)

10. Women's smear tests would detect chlamydia (F)

Male

16 (10.4)

52 (33.8)

86 (55.8)

1

Female

50 (25.0)

92 (46.0)

58 (29.0)

<0.001

2.86 (1.56-5.25)

11. 'The Pill' prevents sexual infections (F)

Male

127 (81.9)

5 (3.2)

23 (14.8)

1

Female

193 (96.5)

1 (0.5)

6 (3.0)

<0.001

3.92 (1.94-7.92)


Correct answer in parentheses.

Lorimer and Hart BMC Public Health 2010 10:794   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-794

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