Table 3

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

Symptoms in women

Education

N (%)

Health & fitness

N (%)

Workplace

N (%)

Total

N (%)

χ2test

p


Unusual discharge

44 (37.3)

65 (49.2)

30 (30.6)

139 (39.9)

0.013

Pain or stinging when urinating

59 (50.0)

73 (55.3)

41 (41.8)

173 (49.7)

0.130

Dizziness

0

0

0

0

-

Headache

1 (0.8)

1 (0.8)

3 (3.1)

5 (1.4)

0.280

Pain during sex

64 (54.2)

78 (59.1)

53 (54.1)

195 (56.0)

0.668

Pain in lower stomach

100 (84.7)

106 (80.3)

73 (80.2)

279 (80.2)

0.170

Itch and/or rash

95 (80.5)

118 (89.4)

66 (67.3)

279 (80.2)

<0.001


Symptoms in men


Unusual discharge from tip of penis

62 (50.8)

77 (58.3)

44 (42.7)

183 (51.3)

0.059

Pain and/or burning when urinating

58 (47.5)

67 (50.8)

38 (36.9)

163 (45.7)

0.093

Dizziness

0

0

0

0

-

Headache

1 (0.8)

1 (0.8)

0

2 (0.6)

0.664

Pain/swelling in testicles

87 (71.3)

101 (76.5)

79 (76.7)

267 (74.8)

0.551

Itchiness around groin area

17 (13.9)

17 (12.9)

16 (15.5)

50 (14.0)

0.844

Rash

16 (13.1)

11 (8.3)

18 (17.5)

45 (12.6)

0.109


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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