Table 2

Number and percentage of respondents who answered incorrectly to various symptoms of chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and men, by gender

Symptoms in women

Male

N (%)

Female

N (%)

Total

N (%)

χ2test

p


Unusual discharge

96 (65.3)

43 (21.4)

139 (39.9)

<0.001

Pain or stinging when urinating

89 (60.5)

84 (41.8)

173 (49.7)

0.001

Dizziness

0

0

0

-

Headache

0

5 (2.5)

5 (1.4)

0.054

Pain during sex

100 (68.0)

95 (47.3)

195 (56.0)

<0.001

Pain in lower stomach

133 (90.5)

146 (72.6)

279 (80.2)

<0.001

Itch and/or rash

125 (85.0)

154 (76.6)

279 (80.2)

0.052


Symptoms in men


Unusual discharge from tip of penis

91 (58.3)

92 (45.8)

183 (51.3)

0.019

Pain and/or burning when urinating

71 (45.5)

92 (45.8)

163 (45.7)

0.961

Dizziness

0

0

0

-

Headache

0

2 (1.0)

2 (0.6)

0.212

Pain/swelling in testicles

117 (75.0)

150 (74.6)

267 (74.8)

0.936

Itchiness around groin area

19 (12.2)

31 (15.4)

50 (14.0)

0.381

Rash

19 (12.2)

26 (12.9)

45 (12.6)

0.831


Correct symptoms are indicated by bold typeface.

Significant relationships between gender and knowledge of symptoms are indicated by bold p-values.

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

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