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The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Australia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dyani Lewis1, Danielle C Newton1, Rebecca J Guy2, Hammad Ali2, Marcus Y Chen13, Christopher K Fairley13 and Jane S Hocking1*

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1 School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2 The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

3 Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:113  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-113

Published: 14 May 2012

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Studies reporting chlamydia prevalence data, identified in sexual health clinics, youth services and other clinical settings. Studies are presented in order of publication year and author. * Confidence intervals calculated by report authors. ** Re-calculated confidence intervals differ from those reported. A Median. F, female; M, male; Melb, Melbourne; NA, not applicable; n.d., not determined; n.r., not reported; NSW, New South Wales; NT, Northern Territory; QLD, Queensland; VIC, Victoria; WA, Western Australia. Participant numbers reflect numbers from which epidemiological data was calculated, with sub-group numbers (e.g. by age or year) in brackets. (DOC 89 kb)

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Studies reporting chlamydia prevalence data, identified in pregnant women. Studies are presented in order of publication year and author. * Confidence intervals calculated by authors. ** Re-calculated confidence intervals differ from those reported. A Median. Melb, Melbourne; NA, not applicable; n.d., not determined; n.r., not reported; NSW, New South Wales; QLD, Queensland; VIC, Victoria; WA, Western Australia. Participant numbers reflect numbers from which epidemiological data was calculated, with sub-group numbers (e.g. by age or year) in brackets. (DOC 41 kb)

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Studies reporting chlamydia prevalence data, identified in Indigenous Australians. Studies are presented in order of publication year and author. * Confidence intervals calculated by authors. ** Re-calculated confidence intervals differ from those reported. A Median. Bris, Brisbane; F, female; GP, general practice, general practitioner; M, male; Melb, Melbourne; NA, not applicable; n.d., not determined; n.r., not reported; NSW, New South Wales; NT, Northern Territory; QLD, Queensland; SA, South Australia; WA, Western Australia. Participant numbers reflect numbers from which epidemiological data was calculated, with sub-group numbers (e.g. by age or year) in brackets. (DOC 53 kb)

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Studies reporting chlamydia prevalence data, identified in men who have sex with men. Studies are presented in order of publication year and author. * Confidence intervals calculated by report authors. ** Re-calculated confidence intervals differ from those reported. A Median. ACT, Australian Capital Territory; HIV+, HIV-positive; HIV–, HIV-negative; Melb, Melbourne; NA, not applicable; n.d., not determined; n.r., not reported; NSW, New South Wales; Ph, Pharynx; QLD, Queensland; R, rectum; SHC, sexual health centre; U, urethra; VIC, Victoria. Participant numbers reflect numbers from which epidemiological data was calculated, with sub-group numbers (e.g. by age or year) in brackets. (DOC 54 kb)

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Studies reporting chlamydia prevalence data, identified in high-risk populations. Studies are presented in order of publication year and author. * Confidence intervals calculated by authors. ** Re-calculated confidence intervals differ from those reported. A Median. Bris, Brisbane; broth, brothel; CBD, central business district; F, female; M, male; Melb, Melbourne; NA, not applicable; n.d., not determined; n.r., not reported; NSW, New South Wales; QLD, Queensland; st, street; WA, Western Australia. Participant numbers reflect numbers from which epidemiological data was calculated, with sub-group numbers (e.g. by age or year) in brackets. (DOC 48 kb)

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