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Table 2 Prevalence of Chlamydia by socio demographic characteristics, source of smear and presence of gynaecological complaints

From: Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatisinfection among women in a Middle Eastern community

Characteristic Prevalence of Chlamydia
   Positive N (%) Negative N (%)
Source of smear* PHC 9 (1.6) 565 (98.4)
  Hospital 12 (3.6)+ 326 (96.4)
Age group (years)& 16–19 1 (8.3) 11 (91.7)
  20–29 8 (2.7) 290 (97.3)
  30–39 9 (2.8) 315 (97.2)
  40–49 1 (0.5) 221 (99.5)
  50–59 0 (0) 46 (100)
  >=60 1 (16.7) 5 (83.3)
Nationality || UAE 10 (2.3) 433 (97.7)
  Gulf countries 2 (2.7) 72 (97.3)
  African Arab 3 (3.4) 86 (96.6)
  Middle East 2 (1.7) 116 (98.3)
  Indian subcontinent 1 (1.0) 96 (99.0)
  Others 3 (3.7) 79 (96.3)
Education level** Illiterate 10 (2.3) 433 (97.7)
  Primary school 2 (2.7) 72 (97.3)
  Secondary school 3 (3.4) 86 (96.6)
  College & Higher 2 (1.7) 116 (98.3)
Gynaecological Symptom ++ Positive 16 (2.26) && 691 (97.94)
  Negative 4 (2.0) 194 (98.)0
  1. * Source missing in 7 subjects, + Chi2 3.7, p = 0.054, &Age missing in 11 subjects || Nationality missing in 15 subjects, ** Education level missing in 83 subjects ++ Data on symptoms missing in 14 subjects, &&Symptoms include lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge