Table 4

Comparison of age-standardised notification rates (per 100,000 population) and rate ratios of STIand BBVnotifications received in 2004 by Aboriginality prior to and following data linkage by estimation method

Pre-linkage

Sensitive

Specific




Disease

ATSI

non-ATSI

RR (95% CI)

ATSI

non-ATSI

RR (95% CI)

ATSI

non-ATSI

RR (95% CI)


Chlamydia

1501

105

14.4 (11.2–18.6)

1608

165

9.9 (7.6–12.9)

1561

163

9.7 (7.4–12.7)

Gonorrhoea

1524

18.0

89.4 (51.0–157)

1534

19.6

82.1 (49.7–136)

1526

19.2

83.5 (49.4–141)

Syphilis

313

2.6

105 (65.3–168)

315

3.8

70.5 (44.4–112)

313

3.8

71.2 (45.1–112)

Hepatitis B

117

18.5

5.9 (4.3–8.0)

122

20.1

5.7 (4.4–7.5)

122

20.1

5.7 (4.4–7.5)

Hepatitis C

232

41.1

6.1 (4.7–8.0)

271

58.2

5.0 (4.0–6.3)

240

57.4

4.6 (3.5–6.0)


Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) excluding Donovanosis

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

ATSI: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

RR: rate ratio estimate based on Poisson regression coefficients

CI: confidence interval

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

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