Journal article

Chlamydia testing and notification in Australia: more money, more tests

KM McNamee, CK Fairley, JS Hocking

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To examine the associations between chlamydia testing and notification and age, sex, socioeconomic status and access to services for area of residence for the Australian state of Victoria in 2004. METHODS: Data on 71 295 tests and 7006 notifications for chlamydia were obtained by age, gender and area of residence. Each area of residence was assigned to a population-weighted quartile of socioeconomic advantage and was scored for access to services. Generalised linear modelling was used to analyse relationships between the variables. RESULTS: The odds of being tested for and notified with chlamydia increased by 27% (odds ratio (OR) 1.27, 95% CI 1.26 to 1.27) and 10% (OR 1.10, 95% C..

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