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Chlamydial and gonococcal infections in women seeking pregnancy testing at family-planning clinics.
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PMID:  18295177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess genital chlamydia and gonorrhea prevalence and associated predictors in women seeking pregnancy testing. STUDY DESIGN: The study included analysis of demographics and results of pregnancy, chlamydia, and gonorrhea testing in 1465 females seeking pregnancy testing at family-planning clinics in South Carolina. RESULTS: The median age was 22 years (range 16-45), the race distribution consisted of 53% African Americans and 47% Caucasians, and 64% of subjects were pregnant. Chlamydia and gonorrhea were detected in 12% and 2% of subjects, respectively. Predictors of chlamydia and gonorrhea included younger age and African American race. Chlamydia and gonorrhea prevalence did not differ in pregnant vs nonpregnant subjects. CONCLUSION: Chlamydia prevalence was high and gonorrhea prevalence low in women seeking pregnancy testing at family-planning clinics, and both were predicted by younger age and African American race but not pregnancy status. Because the majority seeking pregnancy testing were pregnant, chlamydia testing in this population at risk for chlamydia-associated morbidity has potential benefit.
William M Geisler; Adelbert B James
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2008-03-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  198     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-05-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  502.e1-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care Facilities / statistics & numerical data*
Chlamydia Infections / epidemiology*
Gonorrhea / epidemiology*
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology
Pregnancy Tests* / statistics & numerical data
United States / epidemiology

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