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Table 4 Comparison of various diagnostic methods of Amsel’s criteria with Nugent’s score for the diagnosis of BV

From: Comparative study of Amsel’s criteria and Nugent scoring for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis in a tertiary care hospital, Nepal

Diagnostic methods of Amsel’s criteria Number Nugent’s score p-value
BV (%) No BV (%)
Thin white homogenous discharge 81 17 (21.0) 64 (79.0) 0.33
pH > 4.5 114 25 (21.9) 89 (78.1) 0.20
Positive Whiff test 20 10 (50.0) 10 (50.0) < 0.001
Clue cell seen 13 13 (100) 0 (0) < 0.001
  1. BV, bacterial vaginosis