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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Prevalence and the evaluation of culture, wet mount, and ELISA methods for the diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among Ghanaian women using urine and vaginal specimens

Variables Frequency (n = 180) Percentage
Demographic characteristics
Age (years)   
 < 20 25 13.9
 21–30 94 52.2
 31–40 50 27.8
 41–50 11 6.1
Marital status
 Single 62 34.4
 Married 118 65.6
Educational level
 No formal education 9 5.0
 Basic 89 49.4
 Secondary 50 27.8
 Tertiary 32 17.8
Residence
 Rural 13 7.2
 Urban 167 92.8
Employment status
 Employed 53 29.4
 Unemployed 127 70.6
Number of sexual partners
 0 4 2.2
 1 153 85.0
 2 19 10.6
 3 4 2.2
Clinical characteristics
 Colour of vaginal sample
 Clear 58 32.2
 Whitish 80 44.4
 Yellowish-green 42 23.3
 Vaginal odour 39 21.7
 Itchiness 66 36.7
 Abdominal pain 26 14.4
 Dysuria 13 7.2