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Table 1 True/False questions used to assess knowledge of chlamydia

From: Knowledge of Chlamydia trachomatis among men and women approached to participate in community-based screening, Scotland, UK

   Correct response (%) Incorrect response
(%)
Answered 'Not sure'
(%)
P Value Unadjusted OR
(95% CI)
1. You can catch chlamydia from toilet seats (F) Male 110 (70.5) 14 (9.0) 32 (20.5)   1
  Female 165 (83.8) 9 (4.6) 23 (11.7) 0.012 1.80 (1.11-2.92)
2. Men with chlamydia might not have symptoms (T) Male 100 (63.7) 19 (12.1) 38 (24.2)   1
  Female 148 (74.4) 23 (11.6) 28 (14.1) 0.082 1.50 (0.96-2.35)
3. Most women will not develop symptoms of chlamydia (T) Male 39 (25.7) 51 (33.6) 62 (40.8)   1
  Female 123 (62.4) 31 (15.7) 43 (21.8) <0.001 4.57 (2.89-7.22)
4. Only women get chlamydia (F) Male 149 (95.5) 0 7 (4.5)   1
  Female 188 (94.0) 1 (0.5) 11 (5.5) 0.613 0.66 (0.29-1.54)
5. Chlamydia can affect men's fertility (T) Male 113 (72.4) 6 (3.8) 37 (23.7)   1
  Female 123 (61.5) 9 (4.5) 68 (34.0) 0.090 1.16 (0.40-3.33)
6. Chlamydia can affect women's fertility (T) Male 121 (78.6) 2 (1.3) 31 (20.1)   1
  Female 174 (87.0) 5 (2.5) 21 (10.5) 0.064 1.95 (0.37-10.1)
7. Chlamydia can cause eye infections (conjunctivitis) (T) Male 18 (11.5) 64 (41.0) 74 (47.4)   1
  Female 36 (18.1) 89 (44.7) 74 (37.2) 0.084 1.12 (0.74-1.71)
8. Once you get chlamydia you can' t get rid of it (F) Male 110 (71.0) 19 (12.3) 26 (16.8)   1
  Female 169 (84.5) 17 (8.5) 14 (7.0) 0.005 2.04 (1.24-3.35)
9. You can get chlamydia more than once (T) Male 92 (59.4) 17 (11.0) 46 (29.7)   1
  Female 166 (83.0) 4 (2.0) 30 (15.0) <0.001 3.05 (1.90-4.88)
10. Women's smear tests would detect chlamydia (F) Male 16 (10.4) 52 (33.8) 86 (55.8)   1
  Female 50 (25.0) 92 (46.0) 58 (29.0) <0.001 2.86 (1.56-5.25)
11. 'The Pill' prevents sexual infections (F) Male 127 (81.9) 5 (3.2) 23 (14.8)   1
  Female 193 (96.5) 1 (0.5) 6 (3.0) <0.001 3.92 (1.94-7.92)
  1. Correct answer in parentheses.