PREVALENCE OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS AMONG SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN ATTENDING THE CDC CENTRAL CLINIC TIKO, SOUTH WEST REGION, CAMEROON

African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID)

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title PREVALENCE OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS AMONG SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN ATTENDING THE CDC CENTRAL CLINIC TIKO, SOUTH WEST REGION, CAMEROON
 
Creator Achondou, Akomoneh Elvis
Fumoloh, Foche Francis
Aseneck, Aseneck Christian
Awah, Abong Ralph
Utokoro, Ajonina Marcelus
 
Subject Microbiology; Clinical studies
Bacterial vaginosis, sexually active women aged 15-45 years
 
Description Background: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a polymicrobial, superficial vaginal infection involving a reduction in the amount of
hydrogen peroxide-producing Lactobacillus and overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria. Common symptoms include increased fishy
smelling vaginal discharge which is usually white or gray in color. Burning with urination may occur and itching is uncommon. Risk
factors include douching, new or multiple sex partners, antibiotics, and use of intrauterine device among others.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis among sexually active women
aged 15-45 years. Vaginal swabs were obtained with the use of sterile swab sticks which were later smeared on clean glass slides and
then Gram stained. The stained smears were observed for bacterial morphotypes with the X100 oil immersion objective and the
Nugent scoring system was used to determine BV. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS)
version 17.0 and were considered significant at p ≤ 0.05.
Results: A total of 100 women participated in the study with the overall prevalence of BV rated 38%. The prevalence of BV with
respect to associated factors was also investigated and it was observed that BV was more prevalent in the age groups 20-25 (48.1%)
and 25-29 (44.4%), those who had attained only primary education (60.5%), married women, (68.4%), pregnant women (71.0%),
and women who practiced vaginal douching, (97.4%). However, no statistical significant difference was observed in the prevalence
between these parameters (P > 0.05).
Conclusions: Conclusively, the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in our study population is 38% and highest among women aged
between 25 and 34 years, pregnant women, married women, less educated women and women who practiced poor vaginal hygiene.
 
Publisher African Traditional Medicine Supporters Initiative (ATHMSI), 7, Road 1, Otunmaiye Square
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-05-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/AJID/article/view/3722
10.21010/ajid.v10i2.4
 
Source African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID); Vol 10, No 2 (2016); 96-101
2505-0419
2006-0165
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/AJID/article/view/3722/2414
http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/AJID/article/downloadSuppFile/3722/1341
 
Coverage Africa
January to June 2014
vaginal swabs
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID)
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2016 Simon Fraser University Library