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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Prevalence of vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in the middle belt of Ghana

Characteristics N = 593 n (%)
Age group
< 19 77 (13.0)
 20–34 423 (71.3)
> 35 92 (15.5)
 Missing 1 (0.002)
Marital Status
 Single 96 (16.2)
 Cohabiting 88 (14.8)
 Married 408 (68.8)
 Missing 1 (0.002)
Religion
 Christians 389 (65.6)
 Muslim 188 (31.7)
 Others 16 (2.7)
Occupation
 Employed 371 (62.6)
 Unemployed 222 (37.4)
Education
 No education 211 (35.6)
 Primary & JHS 311 (52.5)
> SHS 71 (12.0)
Trimester
 First 81 (13.7)
 Second 316 (53.3)
 Third 196 (33.1)
Gravidae
 Primigravidae 145 (24.5)
 2–4 gravidae 317 (53.5)
 5 gravidae 131 (22.1)
History of spontaneous abortion
 Yes 99 (16.7)
 No 494 (83.3)
Contraceptive Use
 Yes 168 (28.3)
 No 425 (71.7)
Douching
 Yes 219 (36.9)
 No 374 (63.1)
Antibiotic use in the past 2 weeks
 Yes 26 (4.4)
 No 567 (95.6)
Sex frequency
 < 2 per week 424 (71.4)
> 2 per week 170 (28.6)
New sexual partners in the past 3 months
 Yes 1 (0.002)
 No 588 (99.8)
Presence of abnormal vaginal discharge
 Yes 166 (28.2)
 No 423 (71.8)
Genital Warts
 Yes 5 (0.8)
 No 584 (99.2)