Social-, age- and gender differences in testing and positive rates for Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection – a register-based study

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Social-, age- and gender differences in testing and positive rates for Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection – a register-based study. / Andersen, John Sahl; Andersen, John Sahl.

In: Family Practice, Vol. 31, No. 6, 12.2014, p. 699-705.

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Andersen, JS & Andersen, JS 2014, 'Social-, age- and gender differences in testing and positive rates for Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection – a register-based study', Family Practice, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 699-705. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmu049

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Andersen, J. S., & Andersen, J. S. (2014). Social-, age- and gender differences in testing and positive rates for Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection – a register-based study. Family Practice, 31(6), 699-705. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmu049

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Andersen JS, Andersen JS. Social-, age- and gender differences in testing and positive rates for Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection – a register-based study. Family Practice. 2014 Dec;31(6):699-705. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmu049

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Andersen, John Sahl ; Andersen, John Sahl. / Social-, age- and gender differences in testing and positive rates for Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection – a register-based study. In: Family Practice. 2014 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 699-705.

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title = "Social-, age- and gender differences in testing and positive rates for Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection – a register-based study",
abstract = "Background: Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) is suspected of causing female infertility. It is the most widespread STD with an estimated general prevalence of about 5-10 {\%} with a peak in younger individuals.CT infection is more prevalent among lower social classes.Objective: In this study the association between age, gender, social status, and testing and positive rates is investigated in the age group 15-24 years.Design: Case-control study linked to data from Statistics Denmark.Methods: Data from the Department of Microbiology, Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen was used and included 21,887 people tested by general practitioners (GPs) and 3,177 people tested at a venereological clinic (VC). The age range was 15-24 years in 2011. These data were linked with the parental educational status delivered by Statistics Denmark, which also delivered a matched control group. The data were analyzed using a case-control design.Results: Testing was more frequent in the following groups: age range 20-24 years, females and patients with higher parental educational status. 87.3{\%} of patient had been tested by GPs. Positive rates were highest among males at the GP: 17.1{\%} vs. 10.6{\%}, younger individuals and patients with lower parental educational status. Conclusions: The pattern CT testing and positive rates highlights a need for a greater focus on males, younger patients and individuals with a lower social status.",
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AB - Background: Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) is suspected of causing female infertility. It is the most widespread STD with an estimated general prevalence of about 5-10 % with a peak in younger individuals.CT infection is more prevalent among lower social classes.Objective: In this study the association between age, gender, social status, and testing and positive rates is investigated in the age group 15-24 years.Design: Case-control study linked to data from Statistics Denmark.Methods: Data from the Department of Microbiology, Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen was used and included 21,887 people tested by general practitioners (GPs) and 3,177 people tested at a venereological clinic (VC). The age range was 15-24 years in 2011. These data were linked with the parental educational status delivered by Statistics Denmark, which also delivered a matched control group. The data were analyzed using a case-control design.Results: Testing was more frequent in the following groups: age range 20-24 years, females and patients with higher parental educational status. 87.3% of patient had been tested by GPs. Positive rates were highest among males at the GP: 17.1% vs. 10.6%, younger individuals and patients with lower parental educational status. Conclusions: The pattern CT testing and positive rates highlights a need for a greater focus on males, younger patients and individuals with a lower social status.

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