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The rate of diagnosis and demography of pelvic inflammatory disease in general practice: England and Wales.
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PMID:  10454179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knowledge of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) epidemiology is essential to the understanding of reproductive morbidity in women. This paper estimates the rate of PID diagnosis in general practice (GP) and the level of association between PID diagnosis and demographic factors. Diagnoses of PID were made at 1.7% of attendances amongst women aged 16 to 46. Increased risk of PID was associated with smoking (P<0.0001), younger age groups (P<0.0001) and lower socioeconomic groups (P<0.0001). Compared to patients who were married, increased risk was also associated with those patients who were widowed, separated or divorced and not cohabiting (adjusted rate ratio (RR)=1.62; confidence limits (CL) 1.35 to 1.97), and with those who were unmarried but cohabiting (adjusted RR=1.32; 95% CL 1.11 to 1.56). General practice is an important focus for the diagnosis and treatment of PID. If intervention and surveillance are to be undertaken effectively, more has to be known about the epidemiology of this important public health problem.
I Simms; P Rogers; A Charlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0956-4624     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-17     Completed Date:  1999-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  448-51     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
HIV & STD, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, UK.
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MeSH Terms
England / epidemiology
Family Practice / statistics & numerical data*
Marital Status
Middle Aged
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects
Wales / epidemiology

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