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Table 4 Median days of symptoms before visit to the clinic according to symptoms or aetiological diagnosis

From: Patterns of sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  Males Females
  Median (range) N Median (range) N
Genital Discharge 8.5 (1–720) 50 14 (3–720) 59
Genital ulcer 14 (14–120) 13 30 (14–180) 12
Dysuria 21 (3–720) 34 10.5 (3–360) 12
Genital itching 25.5 (7–120) 8 45 (3–360) 30
Genital rash 8.5 (3–14) 6 30.5 (5–330) 14
Genital swelling 14 1 30 (7–120) 3
Gonorrhoea 3 (1–10) 13 60 (7–90) 2
Chlamydia 7 (3–21) 5 31 (3–240) 5
Syphilis 8.5 (3–14) 2 60 (3–180) 2
Trichomonas 62 (4–120) 2 14 (7–60) 10
Candida - - 20 (3–360) 9
BV - - 31 (3–240) 13
HIV 12.5 (3–150) 10 25.5 (3–180) 20
Any 14 (1–720)   19 (3–720)