Table 2

Comparison of the Aboriginality of STIand BBVnotifications received in 2004 prior to and following data linkage by estimation method

Aboriginal n (%)

non-Aboriginal n (%)



Disease

Pre-linkage

Sensitive

Specific

Pre-linkage

Sensitive

Specific


Chlamydia

1078 (25)

1161 (27)

1127 (26)

1789 (41)

2800 (65)

2766 (64)

Gonorrhoea

1085 (76)

1093 (76)

1086 (76)

307 (21)

335 (23)

328 (23)

Syphilis

137 (66)

138 (67)

137 (67)

45 (22)

67 (33)

66 (32)

Hepatitis B

61 (14)

64 (15)

64 (15)

317 (72)

344 (79)

344 (79)

Hepatitis C

134 (11)

153 (13)

138 (11)

706 (58)

1001 (82)

986 (81)

Total

2496 (33)

2610 (34)

2553 (34)

3164 (41)

4547 (60)

4490 (59)


Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) excluding Donovanosis

Blood borne virus (BBV) notifications, excluding HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus)

Mak and Watkins BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:118   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-118

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