Table 2

Knowledge concerning Chlamydia trachomatis infection
Knowledge statements Pregnant women (nā€‰=ā€‰383) N (%) Partners (nā€‰=ā€‰282) N (%) P-valuea
General questions about Chlamydia trachomatis
True answers
Can you infect people without knowing it? 336 (88.2) 236 (84.0) .15
Can chlamydia be cured with medicines? 340 (89.2) 221 (78.6) <0.001
Can you have chlamydia more than once? 256 (67.2) 163 (58.0) .02
Can chlamydia cause infertility? 280 (73.5) 181 (64.4) .02
Is condom use protective against chlamydia? 300 (78.7) 216 (76.9) .63
False answers
Will you always have symptoms when infected? 325 (85.3) 201 (71.5) <0.001
Chlamydia trachomatis can be transmitted by:
True answers
Genital sexual contact with an infected person 349 (91.8) 250 (89.0) .26
Anal sexual contact with an infected person 246 (64.7) 169 (60.4) .29
Oral sexual contact with an infected person 212 (55.8) 146 (52.1) .40
False answers
Kissing an infected person on the mouth 290 (76.3) 196 (70.0) .08
A toilet seat 241 (63.4) 154 (54.8) .03
Sharing bath towels with an infected person 218 (57.4) 135 (48.0) .02

aChi square test.

Pereboom et al.

Pereboom et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:704   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-704

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