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Table 3 Association of vaginal infections with certain clinical features among reproductive-aged women attending PHC centers in Sana’a, Yemen (2017)

From: Bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis and trichomonal vaginitis among reproductive-aged women seeking primary healthcare in Sana’a city, Yemen

Feature N BV VVC
n (%) P-value n (%) P-value
Symptomatic presentation
 No 86 23 (26.7) 0.479 2 (2.3) 0.006*
 Yes 260 80 (30.8)   31 (11.9)
Color of discharge
 Clear to white 279 81 (29.0) 0.541 26 (9.3) 0.778
 Grey-yellow, milky or brown 67 22 (32.8)   7 (10.4)
Consistency of discharge
 Watery and scanty 141 37 (26.2) 0.234 9 (6.4) 0.980
 Thick and profuse 205 66 (32.2)   24 (11.7)
Odor of discharge
 Non-offensive 245 67 (27.3) 0.125 23 (9.4) 0.883
 Unpleasant 101 36 (35.6)   10 (9.9)
Vulvovaginal itching
 Yes 96 31 (32.3) 0.525 16 (16.7) 0.005
 No 250 72 (28.8)   17 (6.8)
  1. N number of women examined, n number of women positive for BV or VVC, BV bacterial vaginosis, VVC vulvovaginal candidiasis, *Fisher’s exact test was used