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Table 1 Potential risk factors associated with C. trachomatis infection in the inmates of Briman Prison, Jeddah

From: Chlamydia trachomatisinfection among female inmates at Briman prison in Saudi Arabia

Risk factors % Participants % Chlamydia-positive pvalue
(N = 143) (n = 12)
Age    
≤25 y 25.2 16.6 0.03
≥25 y 74.8 5.6
Marital Status    
Single 5.6 12.5 0.06
Married 39.9 10.5
Divorced 46.2 3.0
Widow 8.4 25.0
Nationality    
Saudi 9.7 0 0.5
Indonesian 23.1 12.1
Somalian 23.1 9.1
Ethiopian 18.1 7.7
Yamani 3.5 40
Unknown nationality 9.8 7.1
Religion    
Muslim 94.4 8.9 0.64
Christian 3.5 0
Education    
Uneducated 42.7 8.2 0.87
Primary 23.8 11.8
Secondary 27.3 7.7
Graduation 5.6 0
Employment status    
Employed 72.0 8.7 0.9
Unemployed 23.1 6.1
Offense    
Prostitution 50.3 12.5 0.7
Wine trading 9.1 15.4
Forgery 4.9 14.3
Knowledge about protection from STIs    
Yes 57.3 7.3 0.53
No 40.6 10.3
Knowledge about condom use    
Yes 21.0 10.0 0.85
No 30.8 11.4
Condom use for protection from STIs    
Yes 2.1 0 >0.99
No 96.5 8.6
Condom use for prevention of pregnancy    
Yes 14.7 9.5 0.69
No 77.6 8.1