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Table 3 Number and percentage of respondents who answered incorrectly to various symptoms of chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and men, by study setting

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

Symptoms in women Education
N (%)
Health & fitness
N (%)
Workplace
N (%)
Total
N (%)
χ2 test
p
Unusual discharge 44 (37.3) 65 (49.2) 30 (30.6) 139 (39.9) 0.013
Pain or stinging when urinating 59 (50.0) 73 (55.3) 41 (41.8) 173 (49.7) 0.130
Dizziness 0 0 0 0 -
Headache 1 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 3 (3.1) 5 (1.4) 0.280
Pain during sex 64 (54.2) 78 (59.1) 53 (54.1) 195 (56.0) 0.668
Pain in lower stomach 100 (84.7) 106 (80.3) 73 (80.2) 279 (80.2) 0.170
Itch and/or rash 95 (80.5) 118 (89.4) 66 (67.3) 279 (80.2) <0.001
Symptoms in men      
Unusual discharge from tip of penis 62 (50.8) 77 (58.3) 44 (42.7) 183 (51.3) 0.059
Pain and/or burning when urinating 58 (47.5) 67 (50.8) 38 (36.9) 163 (45.7) 0.093
Dizziness 0 0 0 0 -
Headache 1 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 0 2 (0.6) 0.664
Pain/swelling in testicles 87 (71.3) 101 (76.5) 79 (76.7) 267 (74.8) 0.551
Itchiness around groin area 17 (13.9) 17 (12.9) 16 (15.5) 50 (14.0) 0.844
Rash 16 (13.1) 11 (8.3) 18 (17.5) 45 (12.6) 0.109
  1. Correct symptoms are indicated by bold typeface.
  2. Significant relationships between gender and knowledge of symptoms are indicated by bold p-values.