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Table 5 Knowledge on STI and STI symptoms

From: Female unmarried adolescents’ knowledge on selected reproductive health issues in two low performing areas of Bangladesh: an evaluation study

Knew about types of STI (Unprompted + prompted) Urban Slums Dhaka Rural Nabiganj
Baseline n = 800 End-line n = 808 P-value Baseline n = 833 End-line n = 824 P-value
 Heard about STI 8 % 9 % NS 8 % 6 % NS
 Syphilis 6 % 14 % *** 7 % 8 % NS
 Gonorrhea 5 % 9 % ** 7 % 8 % NS
STI related symptoms
 Sore/ulcer in genital area 21 % 52 % *** 40 % 59 % ***
 Excessive per vaginal bleeding 11 % 31 % *** 6 % 39 % ***
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; NS Not significant