Table 4

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

Symptoms in women

16-19 years

N (%)

20-24 years

N (%)

Total

N (%)

χ2test

p


Unusual discharge

57 (44.5)

82 (37.6)

139 (40.2)

0.205

Pain or stinging when urinating

73 (57.0)

100 (45.9)

173 (50.0)

0.045

Dizziness

0

0

0

-

Headache

5 (3.9)

0

5 (1.4)

0.003

Pain during sex

87 (68.0)

108 (49.5)

195 (56.4)

0.001

Pain in lower stomach

118 (92.2)

159 (72.9)

277 (80.1)

<0.001

Itch and/or rash

106 (82.8)

171 (78.4)

277 (80.1)

0.326


Symptoms in men


Unusual discharge from tip of penis

75 (58.6)

107 (47.3)

182 (51.4)

0.042

Pain and/or burning when urinating

68 (53.1)

95 (42.0)

163 (46.0)

0.044

Dizziness

0

0

0

-

Headache

2 (1.6)

0

2 (0.6)

0.059

Pain/swelling in testicles

106 (82.8)

158 (69.9)

264 (74.6)

0.007

Itchiness around groin area

20 (15.6)

30 (13.3)

50 (14.1)

0.542

Rash

10 (7.8)

34 (15.0)

44 (12.4)

0.048


Correct symptoms are indicated by bold typeface. Significant relationships between age group 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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