TABLE 3

Urine culture and STI test results stratified by symptoms

Symptom(s)Positive urine cultureNegative urine cultureContaminated urine culturePositive STI testa
≥1 possible UTI-related symptomsb71/175 (41)c66/175 (38)38/175 (22)42/161 (26)
≥1 possible UTI-related symptoms without vaginal symptoms62/129 (48)43/129 (33)24/129 (19)11/85 (13)
≥1 traditional UTI symptomsd65/126 (52)40/126 (32)21/126 (17)23/112 (21)
≥1 traditional UTI symptoms without vaginal symptoms56/96 (58)27/96 (28)13/96 (14)11/85 (13)
Dysuria and frequency34/52 (65)12/52 (23)6/52 (12)5/44 (11)
Dysuria and frequency without vaginal symptoms32/48 (67)11/48 (23)5/48 (10)4/40 (10)
Vaginal symptoms onlye9/40 (22)22/40 (55)9/40 (22)9/38 (24)
Nonspecific symptoms without any UTI-related or vaginal symptoms24/49 (49)13/49 (27)12/49 (25)9/47 (19)
  • a Denominator includes only subjects with complete NAAT for N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis, and T. vaginalis.

  • b UTI-related symptoms include dysuria, frequency, urgency, hematuria, other urinary symptoms, suprapubic pain, and flank pain.

  • c Number of patients/number tested (%).

  • d Traditional UTI symptoms include dysuria, frequency, and urgency.

  • e Vaginal symptoms include vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal itching, and vaginal lesions.