MARCH Outcome Evaluation
appeared so very high for the highly-exposed respondents compared to respondents of the baseline. Although the MARCH intervention improves the knowledge of the symptoms of STIs in both of the sexes, it appeared that females were more likely than their male counterparts to have exhibited significant positive change in their knowledge, as a result of participating in the MARCH. The mean numbers of STI symptoms reported by the females increased from a low of 1 at baseline to 1.9 and 3.1, respectively, for the moderately-and highly-exposed female respondents of the outcome survey. The corresponding figures for the males increased from 1.3 to 1.7 and 2, respectively.
Figure 2 Baseline-outcome comparison of the reporting of STI symptoms (Figure 1a; comparing proportions and Figure 1b comparing mean numbers of correct STI symptoms), Addis Ababa, MARCH outcome survey, May-June 2005
Addis Ababa and West Hararghe