International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 5

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 5

Prevalence of symptoms suggestive of RTI/STI in relation to sociodemographic, obstetric, and behavioural factors in urban and rural area.

CharacteristicsUrbanRural
Symptoms present (%)Total (%) valueSymptoms present (%)Total (%) value

Age
 18–2529 (54)54 (25)0.71032 (53.3)60 (28)0.622
 26–3553 (48)110 (51)48 (46.6)103 (48)
 36–459 (17.6)51 (24)10 (19.2)52 (24)
Education
 Illiterate28 (54)52 (24)0.03227 (43)63 (29.3)0.046
 Up to high school40 (40)101 (47)45 (45.5)99 (46)
 Post-high school23 (37.1)62 (29)18 (34)53 (24.7)
Occupation
 Working6 (40)15 (7.5)0.9707 (41.2)17 (7.9)0.952
 Housewife85 (42.5)200 (93)83 (42)198 (92.1)
Monthly income per capita
 Up to 100030 (42.8)70 (32.6)0.12428 (36)77 (35.8)0.121
 1001–200021 (42)50 (23.3)28 (54)52 (24.2)
 2001 or more40 (42)95 (44.1)34 (40)86 (40)
Menstrual hygiene practices
 Ordinary cloth23 (42)54 (25)0.19832 (46.4)69 (32.1)0.201
 Sanitary pad58 (45)129 (60)48 (43.2)111 (51.6)
 Both sanitary pad and cloth10 (31.25)32 (15)10 (28.6)35 (16.3)
Parity
 00 (0)2 (1)0.1244 (17.4)23 (10.7)0.009
 1-243 (42.6)101 (47)60 (43.4)138 (64.2)
 3-445 (42)107 (50)24 (48)50 (23.3)
 >43 (60)5 (2)2 (50)4 (1.8)
Contraceptive usage
 Yes63 (38.6)163 (76)0.02139 (35.1)111 (51.6)0.029
 No28 (54)52 (24)51 (49)104 (48.4)
Gynaecological risk factors
 Abortion47 (56)84 (39)0.0443 (54)80 (37.2)0.004
 CuT0 (0)6 (2.8)6 (30)20 (9.3)
 Nil44 (35)125 (58.2)41 (35.7)115 (53.5)