Journal article

The incidence of genital warts in Australian women prior to the national vaccination program

Julia ML Brotherton, Anita Heywood, Stella Heley

Sexual Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2009


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation HPV Working Party - this manuscript is based on literature reviews and information prepared for, and by, the Working Party. We also thank the investigators of the Australian Study of Health and Relationships and the Australian Social Science Data Archive for provision of data on genital warts in Australia; they bear no responsibility for the further analysis and interpretation of these data as presented in the current paper. Thank you to Dr Zhanhai Gao, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, and Mr Honglin Jiang, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), for assisting with the analysis of the ASHR data. Data were analysed using Matlab version 7.5.0. We would like to thank Dr Lewis Marshall, Dr Russell Waddell and Mr Alan Brotherton for permission to cite personal communications. We thank the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for provision of data from the National Hospital Morbidity Database. NCIRS is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the NSW Department of Health and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.