Prevalence of Genital Mycoplasmas in Women of Various Socio-Economic Status

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Prevalence of Genital Mycoplasmas in Women of Various Socio-Economic Status

reproductive aged women in Ibadan, Nigeria, using bacteriologic methods. An overall prevalence rate of 35.7%
was obtained; with the highest prevalence rate found among artisans (50%) and students (39.1%). Women aged
21 - 25 years and 36 - 40 years had prevalence rates of 41.6 and 47.4%, respectively, while those with parity
4 and above had a higher prevalence rate (52%) as against those with parity 3 and below (33.6%). The
educational status of the women revealed a statistically non-significant increase in prevalence of the organism
in women who had secondary and tertiary education (36.7%) as against those with primary or no education
(p>0.05). The need for health education of women, especially during a younger age is hereby emphasized to
enlighten them on the need to avoid the acquisition of these microorganisms as well as oth