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Prevalence of gonorrhoea and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections in a farming community in Zimbabwe.
Cent Afr J Med. 1997 Jul; 43(7):192-5.CA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of gonorrhoea and knowledge about sexually transmitted infections in a farming community.

DESIGN

Cross sectional study.

SETTING

Commercial farming area, Zimbabwe.

SUBJECTS

1,005 individuals aged between 15 and 60 years.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Prevalence rates, knowledge of gonorrhoea and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by age and sex.

RESULTS

Knowledge of gonorrhoea and other STIs was higher while knowledge of AIDS was lower among males than females. Frequency of past history of STIs in five years was significantly higher among males than females (OR 3.22; 95% CI 2.45 to 4.25). Physical examination revealed that 14% of males and 22% of females had other STIs besides gonorrhoea. The prevalence of gonorrhea was 18.4% (95% CI 16.0 to 20.8) and was higher among females than males (OR 2.77; 95% CI 1.97 to 3.90). Thirty one percent of the gonorrhoea infections were due to penicillinase producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

CONCLUSIONS

Our findings emphasize the disparity between knowledge and practices with regards to STIs, and the importance of STIs as potential targets for and indices in the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Blair Research Laboratory, Harare, Zimbabwe.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9431752

Citation

Gomo, E, et al. "Prevalence of Gonorrhoea and Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections in a Farming Community in Zimbabwe." The Central African Journal of Medicine, vol. 43, no. 7, 1997, pp. 192-5.
Gomo E, Ndamba J, Nhandara C, et al. Prevalence of gonorrhoea and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections in a farming community in Zimbabwe. Cent Afr J Med. 1997;43(7):192-5.
Gomo, E., Ndamba, J., Nhandara, C., Murahwa, S. Z., & Nyazema, N. Z. (1997). Prevalence of gonorrhoea and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections in a farming community in Zimbabwe. The Central African Journal of Medicine, 43(7), 192-5.
Gomo E, et al. Prevalence of Gonorrhoea and Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections in a Farming Community in Zimbabwe. Cent Afr J Med. 1997;43(7):192-5. PubMed PMID: 9431752.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of gonorrhoea and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections in a farming community in Zimbabwe. AU - Gomo,E, AU - Ndamba,J, AU - Nhandara,C, AU - Murahwa,S Z, AU - Nyazema,N Z, PY - 1997/7/1/pubmed PY - 1998/1/31/medline PY - 1997/7/1/entrez KW - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Age Factors KW - Cross Sectional Analysis KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Eastern Africa KW - English Speaking Africa KW - Gonorrhea KW - Hiv Infections KW - Infections KW - Knowledge KW - Measurement KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Prevalence KW - Reproductive Tract Infections KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Sex Factors KW - Sexually Transmitted Diseases KW - Viral Diseases KW - Zimbabwe SP - 192 EP - 5 JF - The Central African journal of medicine JO - Cent Afr J Med VL - 43 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of gonorrhoea and knowledge about sexually transmitted infections in a farming community. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: Commercial farming area, Zimbabwe. SUBJECTS: 1,005 individuals aged between 15 and 60 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence rates, knowledge of gonorrhoea and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by age and sex. RESULTS: Knowledge of gonorrhoea and other STIs was higher while knowledge of AIDS was lower among males than females. Frequency of past history of STIs in five years was significantly higher among males than females (OR 3.22; 95% CI 2.45 to 4.25). Physical examination revealed that 14% of males and 22% of females had other STIs besides gonorrhoea. The prevalence of gonorrhea was 18.4% (95% CI 16.0 to 20.8) and was higher among females than males (OR 2.77; 95% CI 1.97 to 3.90). Thirty one percent of the gonorrhoea infections were due to penicillinase producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings emphasize the disparity between knowledge and practices with regards to STIs, and the importance of STIs as potential targets for and indices in the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. SN - 0008-9176 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9431752/Prevalence_of_gonorrhoea_and_knowledge_of_sexually_transmitted_infections_in_a_farming_community_in_Zimbabwe_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/gonorrhea.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -