Int J STD AIDS. 1999 Jan;10(1):32-7. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
This prospective observational cohort study describes the demographics,
risk of re-infection, and geographical distribution of chlamydia
infections in a rural North Carolina county. Data were collected between
1 November 1992 and 21 January 1994 from private physician reports and
from screening patients at the county health department STD clinic. The
overall chlamydia rate in the county was 563 cases per 100,000
person-years. Rates were highest among women, 15-19-year-olds and
non-whites (662, 3982 and 1272 cases per 100,000 person-years,
respectively). The 6-month cumulative incidence of re-infection was 10%.
Geographic mapping of case rates showed contiguity among high-risk block
groups. The rate in men, 449 cases per 100,000 person-years, was higher
than expected. Issues concerning the development of screening programmes
for men are discussed.
JOURNAL ARTICLE Adolescence Adult Aged Child *Chlamydia trachomatis
Chlamydia Infections/*EPIDEMIOLOGY/PREVENTION & CONTROL Female Human
Male Mass Screening Middle Age Morbidity North Carolina/EPIDEMIOLOGY
Prospective Studies Risk Factors *Rural Population Support, U.S.