Table 3

Multivariate analysis of factors associated with a Trichomonas vaginalis transcription-mediated amplification (TV TMA) test result

FemaleMale
OR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p Value
Age0.6220.903
 <2011
 20–241.86 (0.57 to 6.07)0.3050.96 (0.06 to 15.33)0.978
 25–292.16 (0.60 to 7.78)0.2392.30 (0.09 to 57.96)0.613
 30+1.97 (0.63 to 6.19)0.2451.48 (0.08 to 28.43)0.795
Ethnicity0.007*0.025*
 White11
 Black4.53 (1.75 to 11.73)0.002*22.38 (1.58 to 317.49)0.022*
 Mixed/other†3.20 (1.08 to 9.52)0.036*2.33 (0.12 to 43.95)0.571
Country of birth0.5570.204
 UK11
 Other0.75 (0.28 to 1.99)0.5570.28 (0.04 to 1.98)0.204
Self-assessed symptoms0.6100.201
 No11
 Yes0.54 (0.05 to 5.77)0.6106.29 (0.37 to 105.65)0.201
Clinically identified signs0.2470.969
 No11
 Yes1.95 (0.66 to 5.78)0.2261.24 (0.09 to 16.09)0.872
 Not known0.42 (0.03 to 5.60)0.5111.25 (0.14 to 11.64)0.842
Other sexual infection‡0.0540.415
 No11
 Yes0.43 (0.18 to 1.01)0.0540.39 (0.04 to 3.73)0.415
More than one partner in the last 3 months0.5190.229
 No11
 Yes1.65 (0.59 to 4.62)0.3450.18 (0.03 to 1.27)0.086
 Not known0.65 (0.14 to 3.04)0.585N/AN/A
  • *Significant at p<0.05.

  • †Mixed white/black Caribbean or white/black African or mixed white/Asian or Middle Eastern.

  • ‡Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis, PID, warts, BV, NSU, Candida, HSV.

  • NSU, non-specific urethritis.