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Table 3 Knowledge of symptoms and complications of RTI's.

From: Female reproductive tract infections: understandings and care seeking behaviour among women of reproductive age in Lagos, Nigeria

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Knowledge of symptoms   
Vaginal discharge 281 57.7
Vulval itching 263 54.0
Lower abdominal pain 158 32.4
Painful urination 138 28.3
Genital sore 109 22.4
Pain during menses 101 20.7
Genital/groin swelling 78 16.0
Painful intercourse 75 15.4
*Overall knowledge of symptoms   
Poor 273 56.0
Fair 128 26.3
Good 86 17.7
Knowledge of complications   
Infertility 280 57.5
Cervical cancer 89 18.3
Heavy menses 84 17.2
Ectopic pregnancy 78 16.0
Chronic pelvic pain 78 16.0
Miscarriage 76 15.6
Still birth 71 14.6
Congenital anomaly 58 11.9
*Overall knowledge of complications   
Poor 345 70.8
Fair 108 22.2
Good 34 7.0
  1. *A total of 8 effects were scored. Knowledge of 0-2 = poor,
  2. Knowledge of 3-4 = fair, Knowledge of 5 and above = good.