International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

A Comparative Study of Prevalence of RTI/STI Symptoms and Treatment Seeking Behaviour among the Married Women in Urban and Rural Areas of Delhi

Table 2

Obstetric and behavioural characteristics of the study subjects ().

CharacteristicsUrban (%)Rural (%)

Parity
 02 (1)23 (10.7)
 1-2101 (47)138 (64.2)
 3-4107 (50)50 (23.2)
 >45 (2)4 (1.9)
History of abortions
 Yes84 (39)80 (37.2)
 No131 (61)135 (62.8)
Last abortion, how many years back
 ≤1 year12 (14.3)8 (10)
 >1 year72 (85.7)72 (90)
Type of abortion
 Spontaneous16 (19)17 (21)
 Induced 68 (81)63 (79)
Menstrual hygiene practices
 Ordinary cloth54 (25)69 (32.1)
 Sanitary pad129 (60)111 (51.6)
 Both sanitary pad and cloth32 (15)35 (16.3)
Usage of contraceptive methods
 Yes163 (76)111 (51.6)
 No52 (24)104 (48.4)
Methods of contraception
 None52 (24)61 (28)
 Pills19 (9)10 (4.7)
 Condom95 (44.2)90 (42)
 IUCD6 (2.8)20 (9.3)
 Safe period1 (0.5)0
 Withdrawal10 (4.7)0
 Tubectomy32 (14.8)34 (16)