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Table 6 Relationship between bacterial vaginosis and behavioural characteristics

From: Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis and associated risk factors in pregnant women receiving antenatal care at the Kumba Health District (KHD), Cameroon

Vaginal hygiene Number enrolled Number positive for BV (%) χ2 (P-value)
Vaginal douching Yes 221 74 (33.5) 23.935 (0.000)
No 87 7 (8.0)
Usage of soap in douching Yes 126 34 (27.0) 4.631 (0.327)
No 182 46(25.3)
Dry pants under sunlight Yes 138 28 (20.3) 8.504 (0.075)
No 170 53 (31.2)
Wash pants with disinfectant Yes 137 27 (19.7) 7.253 (0.027)
No 172 54 (31.4)
Iron pants Yes 23 3 (13.0) 4.543 (0.103)
No 286 78 (27.3)
Share toilet facility Yes 130 31 (23.8) 1.372 (0.504)
No 179 50 (27.9)
Wear wet pant Yes 19 4 (21.1) 3.140 (0.535)
No 289 76 (26.3)