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Table 1 Significant bacterial isolate in relation to socio-demographic characteristics and associated factors of obstetric fistula patients at Gondar University Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2013

From: Urinary tract infection among obstetric fistula patients at Gondar University Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Significant bacterial isolated N (%) P-value
Yes No Total
Age in years     
10–20 7 (46.7) 8 (53.3) 15 (28.3) 0.886
21–30 10 (52.6) 9 (47.4) 19 (35.9)
31–40 8 (61.5) 5 (38.5) 13 (24.5)
>40 3 (50.0) 3 (50.0) 6 (11.3)
Residence     
Urban 5 (55.6) 4 (44.4) 9 (17.0) 0.857
Rural 25 (56.8) 19 (43.2) 44 (83.0)
Marital status     
Single 0 (0.0) 4 (100.0) 4 (7.5) 0.032
Married 19 (51.4) 18 (48.6) 37 (69.8)
Divorced 9 (75.0) 3 (25.0) 12 (22.6)
Education     
Illiterate 23 (54.8) 19 (45.2) 42 (79.2) 0.582
Primary school 5 (45.5) 6 (54.5) 11 (20.8)
Occupation     
Merchant 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 3 (5.7) 0.169
Farmer 7 (77.8) 2 (22.2) 9 (17.0)
Student 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7) 3 (5.70
House wife 15 (45.5) 18 (54.5) 33 (62.3)
Daily laborer 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0) 5 (9.4)
Prev. hist. of catheterization     
Yes 21 (56.8) 16 (43.2) 37 (69.8) 0.384
No 7 (43.8) 9 (56.2) 16 (30.2)  
  1. Key: Prev. hist. of catheterization - Previous history of catheterization before seeking obstetric fistula treatment center.