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Table 1 Demographic and Social behavioral Characteristics of Patients with Gonorrhea (GC) or Chlamydia (CT)

From: Risk factors associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia transmission in selected health facilities in Ghana

Variable Male Female
Tested (N = 401) GC + ve n(%) P-value CT + ve n(%) P-value Tested (N = 549) GC + ve n(%) P-value CT + ve n(%) P-value
Age group(years)a    0.033   0.119    0.500   0.078
 18–24 103 43(41.8)   11(10.7)   153 28(18.3)   19(12.42)  
 25–31 177 86(48.6)   33(18.6)   226 40(17.7)   20(8.9)  
 32–38 71 31(43.7)   13(18.3)   113 17(15.0)   5(4.4)  
 39–45 30 6(20.0)   4(13.3)   41 4(9.8)   1(2.4)  
 46 and above 18 5(27.8)   0(0.0)   16 1(6.3)   0(0.0)  
Marital status    0.767   0.748    0.537   0.036
 Single 289 126(43.6)   45(15.7)   309 48(15.5)   33(10.4)  
 Married 112 47(42.0)   16(14.3)   240 42(17.5)   13(5.4)  
Educational level    0.873   0.234    0.496   0.114
 No education 15 7(46.7)   0(0.0)   23 4(17.4)   0(0.0)  
 Primary/JHS 66 27(40.9)   9(13.6)   95 19(20.0)   12(12.6)  
 Secondary and above 320 140(43.4)   52(16.3)   431 67(15.6)   33(7.7)  
Alcohol intake    0.021   0.344    0.511   0.308
 Yes 180 89(49.4)   24(13.3)   114 21(18.4)   12(10.5)  
 No 221 84(38.0)   37(16.7)   435 69(15.9)   33(7.6)  
Use of condomsa    0.455   0.471    0.052   0.538
 Never 135 61(45.2)   19(14.1)   245 46(18.8)   24(9.8)  
 Rarely 109 50(45.9)   13(11.9)   137 26(19.0)   11(8.0)  
 On most occasion 75 34(45.3)   14(18.7)   73 9(12.3)   5(6.9)  
 Always 74 26(35.1)   14(18.9)   66 4(6.1)   3(4.6)  
Having more than one sexual partner in the past montha    0.000   0.474    0.884   0.252
 Yes 86 53(61.6)   11(12.8)   29 5(17.2)   4(13.8)  
 No 314 104(45.4)   50(15.9)   512 83(16.2)   40(7.8)  
  1. GC Gonorrhea, CT Chlamydia
  2. aVariables with asterisk had missing responses, which ranged from n = 2 to 36