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Table 1 Prevalence of N. gonorrhoeae described by socio-demographic characteristics and known risk factors for STI, Gondar town, North West Ethiopia from April–August 2016

From: Neisseria Gonorrhoae and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns among symptomatic patients from Gondar town, north West Ethiopia

Characteristics Total N (%), n = 120 N. gonorrhoeae + ve (%),n = 25 N. gonorrhoeae
- ve (%), n = 95
Sex
 Male 21(17.5) 6 (29) 15 (71)
 Female 99(82.5) 19(19) 80(81)
Age
 15–29 80(66.7) 17(21) 63(79)
 30–45 40(33,3) 8(20) 32(80)
Marital status
 Single 62(51.7) 14(23) 48(77)
 Married 58(48.3) 11(19) 47(81)
Educational status
 Illiterate 46(38.3) 9(20) 37(80)
 Literate 74(61.7) 16(22) 58(78)
Occupation
 Government employed 31(25.8) 7(23) 24(77)
 House wife 26(21.7) 3(11) 23(89)
 CSW 11(9.2) 2(18) 9(82)
 No 23(19.2) 5(22) 18(78)
 Self-employed 29(24.1) 8(18) 21(72)
Income
 No 37(30.8) 7(19) 30(81)
  < 800 25(20.8) 7(18) 18(72)
 801–1600 31(25.8) 5(16) 26(84)
  > 1600 27(22.5) 6(22) 21(78)
Knowledge about STI
 No 54(45) 10(19) 44(81)
 Yes 66(55) 15(23) 51(77)
Alcohol use
 No 39(32.5) 5(13) 34(87)
 Yes 81(67.5) 20(25) 61(75)
Khat chewing
 No 102(86) 21(21) 81(79)
 Yes 18(14) 4(28) 13(72)
Smoking
 No 111(93) 22(20) 89(80)
 Yes 9(7.5) 3(33) 6(67)
History of abortion
 No 55(55.5) 12(22) 43(78)
 Yes 44(44.5) 7(15) 37(84)
Sexual partner
 One partner 38(31.6) 7(18) 31(82)
 More than one partner 82(68.3) 18(22) 64(78)
Condom use
 Never 69(57.5) 13(19) 56(81)
 S/Rarely 38(32) 9(24) 29(76)
 Always 13(10.5) 3(15) 11(85)
Males sexual contact with prostitute women
 No 16(13) 1(6) 15(94)
 S/Rarely 100(83) 21(21) 79(79)
 Yes 5(4) 3(60) 2(40)
History of STI
 No 53(44.2) 9(17) 44(83)
 Yes 67(55.8) 16(24) 51(76)
Commonly using toillet & washing materials
 No 81(67.5) 19(23) 62(77)
 Yes 39(32.5) 6(15) 33(85)
Contact new person the last 3 months
 No 78(65) 16(21) 62(79)
 Yes 42(35) 9(21) 33(79)
HIV status
 Positive 17(14.2) 1(6) 16(94)
 Negative 103(86) 24(23) 79(77)
  1. + ve infected with N. gonorrhoeae, , ve non-infected with N. gonorrhoeae, S/Rarely sometimes or rarely, CSW Commercial Sex Workers, STI Sexual Transmitted Infection, HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus