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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-20

Randomized questionnaire based cross-sectional research study on awareness of sexually transmitted diseases amongst the general population between those who completed their high school education and those who have not


Department of Skin and STD, Saveetha Medical College, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
C. R. V. Narasimhalu
Department of Skin and STD, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha Nagar, Thandalam, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.176222

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Introduction: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a very important health challenge for adolescents. Educational level, especially sex education in school, prevents the adolescents falling prey to these diseases.Objective: To compare the awareness of STDs among general population with below and above high school qualification. Materials and Methods: A simple randomized, cross-sectional, questionnaire based study on the awareness of STDs on out-patients and in-patients of Saveetha Medical College and Hospital of 6 months duration was conducted. About 150 subjects participated in the study. Results: About 77.8% of those who completed schooling had good awareness of STDs. Statistical analysis had shown the formal education to high school level is statistically significantP= 0.0068 (P < 0.05) in people falling prey to the STDs. Conclusion: The initiation of formal education about sex education at the school level can improve the present status and lead to better prevention of STDs.


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