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Table 4 Number and percentage of respondents who answered incorrectly to various symptoms of chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and men, by age group

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

Symptoms in women 16-19 years
N (%)
20-24 years
N (%)
Total
N (%)
χ2 test
p
Unusual discharge 57 (44.5) 82 (37.6) 139 (40.2) 0.205
Pain or stinging when urinating 73 (57.0) 100 (45.9) 173 (50.0) 0.045
Dizziness 0 0 0 -
Headache 5 (3.9) 0 5 (1.4) 0.003
Pain during sex 87 (68.0) 108 (49.5) 195 (56.4) 0.001
Pain in lower stomach 118 (92.2) 159 (72.9) 277 (80.1) <0.001
Itch and/or rash 106 (82.8) 171 (78.4) 277 (80.1) 0.326
Symptoms in men     
Unusual discharge from tip of penis 75 (58.6) 107 (47.3) 182 (51.4) 0.042
Pain and/or burning when urinating 68 (53.1) 95 (42.0) 163 (46.0) 0.044
Dizziness 0 0 0 -
Headache 2 (1.6) 0 2 (0.6) 0.059
Pain/swelling in testicles 106 (82.8) 158 (69.9) 264 (74.6) 0.007
Itchiness around groin area 20 (15.6) 30 (13.3) 50 (14.1) 0.542
Rash 10 (7.8) 34 (15.0) 44 (12.4) 0.048
  1. Correct symptoms are indicated by bold typeface. Significant relationships between age group and knowledge of symptoms are indicated by bold p-values.