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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 653 subjects by status of C. trachomatis infection, 2004 – 2005, Taiwan

From: Chlamydial infection among patients attending STD and genitourinary clinics in Taiwan

Variables Chlamydia (+) Chlamydia (-) Totalb
  N = 120 N = 533 N= 653
Gender    
   Male 79 (16.7) 394 (83.3) 473 (72)
   Female 41 (22.8) 139 (77.2) 180 (28)
Age group (years)*    
   < 20 35 (25.7) 101 (74.3) 136 (21)
   20–24 28 (23.5) 91 (76.5) 119 (18)
   25–30 23 (22.3) 80 (77.7) 103 (16)
   > 30 34 (11.5) 261 (88.5) 295 (45)
Marital status    
   Single 96 (19.6) 394 (80.4) 490 (75)
   Married 24 (14.7) 139 (85.3) 163 (25)
Education (years)    
   ≤ 12 36 (23.5) 117 (76.5) 153 (24)
   > 12 84 (16.8) 416 (83.2) 500 (76)
Condom use**    
   Always use 49 (13.7) 309 (86.3) 358 (55)
   Sometimes/never use 71 (24.1) 224 (75.9) 295 (45)
Clinical symptoms*    
   Asymptomatic 47(14.0) 288 (86.0) 335 (51)
   Symptomatic 73 (23.0) 245 (77.0) 318 (49)
Burning urination** 28 (34.6) 53 (65.4) 81
Genital pain/swelling 16 (15.8) 85 (84.2) 101
Urethral discharge** 35 (37.2) 59 (62.8) 94
Lower abdominal pain 10 (38.5) 16 (61.5) 26
Genital skin rash/ulceration 11 (9) 96 (18) 107
Vaginal discharge a** 12 (35.3) 22 (64.7) 34
Sexual orientation    
   Heterosexual 107 (18.2) 480 (81.8) 587 (90)
   Homosexual/bisexual 13 (20.0) 53 (80.0) 66 (10)
Laboratory diagnoses    
N. gonorrhoeae** 30 (41.0) 43 (58.9) 73 (11)
T. vaginalis 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3) 6 (0.9)
T. pallidum 5 (13.5) 32 (86.5) 37 (6)
HIV 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0) 8 (1)
  1. Note: Data are the number (%) of patients, except where noted; aonly the female data were used. b Percentage in column; *P < 0.05 ; ** P < 0.001 by Chi-square test.
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