Trichomoniasis among ante-natal attendees in a tertiary health facility, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Abstract :

The prevalence of trichomoniasis was carried out among ante-natal attendees at the State Hospital Ijaiye Abeokuta. 200 pregnant women systematically selected were examined. Vaginal swab were collected with sterile swab stick and urine samples were collected into universal container from each respondent of age 16 to 50 years and parasitological examination carried out. Results showed that (19.5%) 39 out of 200 had infection. Highest prevalence was seen among age group (21-25) and the least among age groups (41-45) and (46-50). 1-3 months stage of pregnancy has the highest prevalence of 12.19% for both samples and the least among 7-9months having 6.38% prevalence. Primigravid had higher prevalence of 31-25% than multigravid having 9.67% in both samples. The occupational related prevalence showed that traders have the highest prevalence of (15.38 %) HVS samples (14.28 %) for urine samples and both HVS and urine samples while the least prevalence (0 %) was seen among the students for urine samples and both HVS and urine samples and (6.25%) among the civil servants for HVS samples

Keyword :

Trichomoniasis, ante-natal attendees, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Author(s) : Sam-Wobo, S. O., Ajao, O. K., Adeleke, M. A., Ekpo, U. F.
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Published Issue : 2012 Vol. 7 Number 1

2012 Vol. 7 Number 1