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Prevalence of Trichomoniasis among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic of the general hospital Dutsin-ma, Katsina State


Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the Prevalence of Trichomoniasis among Pregnant Women attending General Hospital Dutsin-Ma. A total number of 181 high vaginal swab (HVS) samples were examined in General Hospital Dutsin-ma. Fifty-six (30.9%) samples were positive considering the risk factors of Age, number of sexual partners, method of douche and type of latrine. The age range of 26-30 had high incidence of 36% while 36-40 recorded 23%. With respect to the number of sexual partners, participants with four (4) sexual partners had the highest incidence of 60%. Participants with three (3) sexual partners had the incidence of 41%, participants with two (2) sexual partners had the incidence of 31%, while participants with one (1) sexual partner had the prevalence of 27%. Considering the method of douche, it showed that participants that use water only to douche had the
highest incidence of 46%, participants who use water and soap to douche had the incidence of 39%, and those that use herbal concoctions to douche had the incidence of 7.5%. Based on type of latrine, participants who use pit latrine or public toilets had the highest prevalence of 34%, and participants who use water closet had the incidence of 25%.

Keywords

prevalence, trichomoniasis, pregnant women

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