Table 2

The influence of select adolescent behaviours on vaginal yeast colonisation

BehaviourCondition (% colonisation)Odds ratio (CI)*p Value
CI  =  confidence interval; NS  =  not significant.
Sexual activityYes (24)No (4)7.2 (2.3 to 22.1)0.0001
Condom use Always (32)Sometimes (23)Never (39)1.143 (0.696 to 1.878)NS
DouchingYes (26)No (20)1.398 (0.633 to 3.086)NS
Contraceptive useOestrogen (15)Progesterone (26)None (15)0.541 (0.18 to 1.626)NS