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Table 2 Self-reported symptoms of sexually transmitted disease and treatment sought from health care providers among street dwellers in Southern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 842)

From: Sexually transmitted disease among street dwellers in southern Ethiopia: a mixed methods study design

VariablesFrequencyPercent
Sexually transmitted disease symptoms experienced in the prior year
 Yes33239.4
 No51060.6
Sexually transmitted disease symptoms experienced in the prior year
 Burning sensation during urination12214.5
 Genital ulcer or sore genitals9411.2
 Bad-smelling or abnormal genital discharge11613.8
Had sought treatment for symptoms
 Yes12915.3
 No20324.1
Reasons for not seeking treatment from health care providers
 Financial problems10512.5
 Felt ashamed10011.9
 The problem was not serious475.6