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Table 4 Proportion of women who reported symptoms and sought treatment, by background characteristics, 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

  n* Reported symptoms Sought treatment of those who reported symptoms
Age group
 15–25 21,038 10.7(10.0,11.4) 35.09(32.4,37.9)
 25–35 34,531 12.4(11.8,13.0) 42.22(40.1,44.4)
 35 & above 36,249 10.5(10.0,11.1) 38.39(36.2,40.5)
Years of schooling
 No education 30,939 11.8(11.2,12.3) 33.45(31.5,35.5)
 1–8 years 28,168 11.7(11.1,12.3) 42.01(39.7,44.4)
 8+ years 32,711 10.5(9.9,11.1) 42.3(39.7,44.9)
Residence
 Urban 27,103 10.5(9.7,11.3) 41.79(38.8,44.9)
 Rural 64,715 11.7(11.2,12.1) 37.99(36.5,39.5)
Wealth Index
 Poor 36,020 11.9(11.3,12.5) 32.51(30.6,34.5)
 Middle 19,389 11.2(10.5,11.9) 41.05(38.2,44.0)
 Rich 36,409 10.7(10.1,11.3) 44.45(42.1,46.9)
Religion
 Muslim 12,581 13.0(12.0,14.1) 42.35(38.9,45.9)
 Hindu 69,156 10.9(10.5,11.4) 38.21(36.6,39.8)
 Others 10,081 12.0(10.7,13.4) 44.85(39.5,50.3)
Caste
 ST/SC 32,365 11.7(11.0,12.6) 36.69(34.4,39.1)
 OBC 36,113 11.0(10.4,11.5) 38.09(36.1,40.2)
 Others 23,340 11.0(10.2,11.8) 43.94(40.8,47.1)
Marital Status
 Unmarried 5909 10.4(9.2,11.8) 41.7(36.4,47.2)
 Ever Married 85,909 11.3(11.0,11.7) 39.1(37.6,40.6)
Occupation
 Not working 62,107 10.7(10.2,11.1) 37.7(36.0,39.5)
 Working 28,656 12.4(11.8,13.1) 41.6(39.5,43.9)
Distance to health Facility
 No problem 32,874 9.2(8.8,9.7) 42.8(40.2,45.3)
 Problem 58,944 16.0(15.2,16.8) 37.5(35.9,39.2)
Role in decision making
 No 51,856 9.8(9.2,10.3) 37.5(35.3,39.7)
 Yes 39,962 12.2(11.7,12.7) 40.2(38.2,42.2)
Freedom of Mobility
 No 30,852 12.8(12.2,13.4) 38.9(37.1,40.7)
 Yes 55,057 10.5(10.0,10.9) 39.7(37.7,41.8)
Ever experienced violence
 No 47,050 11.7(11.2,12.2) 38.7(36.6,40.8)
 Yes 18,302 10.8(10.2,11.3) 38.4(36.1,40.8)
  1. *n is the unweighted sample of women who reported being sexually active. Information was missing for occupation in 1,055 cases, for role in decision-making in 5,909 cases and for ever experienced violence in 26,466 cases