The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis cervical infection in incarcerated adult women has not been reported.
To develop a policy for testing and treatment, we determined the prevalence of and risk factors for chlamydial infection in women in a New York City jail.
Interviews and cervical cultures for C trachomatis were obtained from 101 consenting female inmates.
Positive cultures for C trachomatis were found in 27% of the participants.
Mucopurulent cervical discharge and education of 8 years or less were two independent risk factors for infection, but only 63% of the infected women had one or both of these factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydiose, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Epidémiologie, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Col utérus pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Femelle, Milieu carcéral, Prévalence, Facteur risque, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydiosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, Epidemiology, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Uterine cervix diseases, Female genital diseases, Sexually transmitted disease, Female, Carceral environment, Prevalence, Risk factor, New York, United States, North America, America
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