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Table 3 C. trachomatis plasmid in patients with different symptoms. Numbers (percentages) of patients infected with plasmid (−) or plasmid (+) C. trachomatis variants. n = 92. The P values for all variables were measured with Fisher’s exact test. n.s.: non-significant

From: Prevalence of plasmid-bearing and plasmid-free Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women who visited obstetrics and gynecology clinics in Malaysia

Parameters C. trachomatis-infected patients (n = 92) Plasmid (−) C. trachomatis (n = 6) Plasmid (+) C. trachomatis (n = 86) P value Odd Ratio (95 % CI)
Fertility
 Fertile 36 2 (5.55 %) 34 (94.4 %)   
 Infertile 56 4 (7.14 %) 52 (92.8 %) 0.5629 n.s. 0.764 (0.13 to 4.40)
  - 1° or 2° infertility 39 3 (7.6 %) 36 (92.3 %) 0.5295 n.s. 0.755 (0.14 to 3.95)
  - Miscarriage 17 1 (5.8 %) 16 (88.2 %) 0.6939 n.s. 0.875 (0.09 to 8.01)
Reproductive tract
 Normal lining 64 5 (7.8 %) 59 (92.1 %)   
 Inflammation 28 1 (3.5 %) 27 (96.4 %) 0.4045 n.s. 2.288 (0.25 to 20.55)
  - Mucopurulent Cervicitis 16 0 (0.0 %) 16 (100 %) 0.1550 n.s. 5.269 (0.28 to 98.68)
  - Endometriosis 12 1 (8.3 %) 11 (91.6 %) 0.5786 n.s. 0.733 (0.078 to 6.88)
Menstrual Cycle
 Regular 60 5 (8.3 %) 55 (91.6 %)   
 Irregular 32 1 (3.1 %) 31 (96.8 %) 0.3153 n.s. 2.818 (0.31 to 25.24)
Hormonal Disorder
 Undiagnosed 83 6 (72.2 %) 77 (92.7 %)   
 PCOS 9 0 (0 %) 9 (100 %) 0.5293 n.s. 1.59 (0.083 to 30.6)