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Table 2 Proportion of women who reported symptoms of a reproductive tract infectiona and sought treatment, NFHS-3 and NFHS-4

From: Services for women’s sexual and reproductive health in India: an analysis of treatment-seeking for symptoms of reproductive tract infections in a nationally representative survey

  NFHS 3 NFHS 4
% 95% CI % 95% CI
Reported symptoms 11.2 (10.7,11.8) 11.3 (10.9,11.7)
Sought treatment (of symptomatic women) 40.4 (38.9,41.8) 39.2 (37.8,40.7)
Type of facility visited
Public facility 11.4 (10.5,12.3) 17.0 (15.9, 18.2)
Private facility 24.1 (22.9, 25.4) 22.4 (21.2, 23.7)
Others 7.4 (6.6,8.1) 2.2 (1.8,2.6)
  1. aReported symptoms of RTI include if the women experienced any one of the following: any infection due to sexual contact, genital sore/ulcer; or abnormal genital discharge