Chlamydia Prevalence and Correlates Among Female Adolescents in Hungary

András Ujházy, Ákos Csaba, Szabolcs Máté, Zoltán Papp, István Sziller

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence and the behavioral and historical determinants of genital chlamydial infection among adolescent females in Hungary. Methods: A total of 214 consecutive, unselected, self-referred, sexually active, nonpregnant female individuals aged 16-20 years were evaluated by polymerase chain reaction through the use of questionnaires. Results: The prevalence of chlamydial infection within this population was 7.9%. We find that the most important correlates of chlamydial infection were at least three lifetime sexual partners (p < .005), two or more sexual partners in the preceding 3 months (p < .05), and symptoms of vaginitis (p = .002). Conclusions: The high prevalence of chlamydia in this study population may justify universal testing in Hungary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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