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Table 6 Perceived STI/RTI related symptoms by women in the last year

From: Changes in the selected reproductive health indicators among married women of reproductive age in low performing areas of Bangladesh: findings from an evaluation study

STI related symptoms Dhaka Raipur Nabigonj
  Base n = 5838 End n = 6026 Base n = 6752 End n = 6602 Base n = 6928 End n = 7009
Sore/ulcer in genital area 8.2 7.6 12.0 13.1 6.5 5.2
Burning during urination 13.8 6.3 22.3 18.6 9.3 4.6
Pain at the time of sexual intercourse 4.2 2.7 7.5 3.6 2.6 1.7
Excessive per vaginal bleeding 4.2 2.9 10.7 6.9 3.2 1.2
Did not have such problems 76.8 84.8 64.6 72.2 83.8 91.0
Action taken for reported STI symptoms Dhaka Raipur Nabigonj
  Base n = 1354 End n = 903 Base n = 2487 End n = 1840 Base n = 1135 End n = 631
Consulted doctors 22.2 29.2* 24.6 20.3 28.4 31.2
Visited to hospital/clinics 5.2 9.6 6.4 5.8 5.6 6.3
Consulted pharmacist 9.8 12.0* 12.3 14.4 8.9 13.9
Consulted kabiraj(traditional healer) 1.7 1.8 2.6 2.4 2.6 3.3
Consulted village doctor 0.4 1.0 11.1 14.0 5.4 7.9
Consulted homeopath doctor 1.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.1 2.4
Consulted peercp fakir(religious healer) 1.0 0.1 2.4 0.1 0.5 0.3
Have taken extra amount of liquids, drinks 3.2 0.2 2.0 0.0 0.7 0.0
Used hot water/detol to wash genitalia 5.7 8.4 3.5 5.3* 2.1 4.1
Others 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.3
Nothing was done 50.2 38.0* 32.4 36.4 44.4 28.5*
  1. Note: *Shows statistically significant difference between baseline and endline (p < .001).