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Table 1 Source of STI knowledge and prevalence of self-reported STI symptoms

From: Reproductive health for refugees by refugees in Guinea II: sexually transmitted infections

Characteristic Men,
N = 445
Women,
N = 444
p-value
(Chi2 test)
% (n) % (n)
Ever heard of STIs 89.7% (399) 92.3% (410) 0.163
Most important source of information about STIs    <0.001
Healthcare and RHG sources    
   - health workers 17.1% (76) 18.2% (81)  
   - RHG drama groups 7.2% (32) 6.3% (28)  
   - RHG health facilitators 43.4% (193) 57.7% (256)  
Non-healthcare sources    
   - friends and family 18.2% (81) 9.5% (42)  
   - radio 2.7% (12) 0.2% (1)  
   - school 0.9% (4) 0.2% (1)  
   - others 0.2% (1) 0.2% (1)  
Had STI symptoms in the past 12 months    
   - had genital discharge 21.8% (97) 26.6% (118) 0.096
   - had a genital ulcer 8.8% (39) 12.4% (55) 0.079
   - had either genital discharge or a genital ulcer 23.6% (105) 30.4% (135) 0.022
   - had both genital discharge and a genital ulcer 7% (31) 8.6% (38) 0.375