Journal article

Discordance between trends in chlamydia notifications and hospital admission rates for chlamydia related diseases in New South Wales, Australia

MY Chen, CK Fairley, B Donovan

Sexually Transmitted Infections | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In Australia, notification rates for chlamydia have increased fourfold since the early 1990s. An increasing incidence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection would be expected to lead to a rise in the incidence of chlamydia related diseases. OBJECTIVES: To determine trends in hospital admission rates for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and epididymo-orchitis in New South Wales. METHODS: Age specific admission rates from 1992 to 2001 were ascertained using inpatient data from all hospitals within the state. RESULTS: Among women aged 15-34 years, hospital admission rates for PID fell from 165 per 100,000 population in 1992 to 64 per 100,000 population in 20..

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