International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

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 3

Knowledge and prevalence of RTI/STI among study subjects.

CharacteristicUrban (%)Rural (%)

Knowledge of symptoms*
 Discharge108 (50.2)90 (41.8)
 Dyspareunia4 (2)2 (1)
 Dysuria9 (4)4 (2)
 Lower abdominal pain43 (20)22 (10)
 Infertility2 (1)2 (1)
 Burning micturition9 (4)6 (3)
 Genital ulcer2 (1)2 (1)
How does one get the disease?
 Poor genital hygiene 54 (25.1)80 (37)
 Infected sexual partner75 (34.9)43 (20)
 Do not know86 (40)92 (42.8)
History of symptoms experienced
 Yes91 (42.3)90 (42)
 No124 (57.7)125 (58)
History of symptoms experienced*
 Discharge32 (35)70 (77.8)
 Lower backache57 (63)46 (51.1)
 Lower abdominal pain45 (49)23 (25.6)
 Itching over vulva15 (7)5 (5.6)
 Dyspareunia0 (0)2 (2.2)
 Infertility2 (2)4 (4.4)
 Genital ulcer2 (2)2 (2.2)
 Burning micturition18 (20)10 (11.1)

Mutually not exclusive.