Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite

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BACKGROUND Most sexually active people will be infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) at some point in their lives. The number of STIs in the United States was previously estimated in 2000. We updated previous estimates to reflect the number of STIs for calendar year 2008. METHODS We reviewed available data and literature and conservatively(More)
BACKGROUND We report the first population-based assessment of national trends in chlamydia prevalence in the United States. METHODS We investigated trends in chlamydia prevalence in representative samples of the U.S. population aged 14 to 39 years using data from five 2-year survey cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999(More)
BACKGROUND Studies show 11% to 15% of women treated for Chlamydia trachomatis are reinfected 3 to 4 months after treatment, suggesting the need for rescreening. There is little information on infections among men, infections with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Trichomonas vaginalis, or long-term follow-up. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of new sexually(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in sex behaviors and STD prevalence over time among heterosexual STD clinic populations from 3 urban STD clinics in the United States. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis comparing baseline data on risk (self-reported) and STDs (laboratory defined) from 2 randomized controlled trials evaluating counseling efficacy conducted(More)
In 2002, 2 million American women of reproductive age were infertile. Infertility is also common among men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts surveillance and research on the causes of infertility, monitors the safety and efficacy of infertility treatment, and sponsors national prevention programs. A CDC-wide working group found(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze 5-year prevalence trends in Chlamydia trachomatis infections among high-risk young men and women aged 16 to 24 years entering the National Job Training Program, where universal screening is required. METHODS Entrance exams conducted in over 100 National Job Training Program centers from 2003 to 2007 were considered. Women provided(More)
BACKGROUND We explored the utility of using insurance claims data for surveillance of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID rates are an important indicator of population level trends in reproductive morbidity; however, data available to monitor PID trends are limited. National survey data are currently used to estimate PID rates in the United States, but(More)
ICD-9 codes are conventionally used to identify pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) from administrative data for surveillance purposes. This approach may include non-PID cases. To refine PID case identification among women with ICD-9 codes suggestive of PID, a case-finding algorithm was developed using additional variables. Potential PID cases were identified(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydia screening practices, positivity, and trends from 2004 to 2009 in publicly funded prenatal clinics have not been described. METHODS A phone-based survey assessing chlamydia screening practices was conducted among a random sample of clinics providing prenatal services (prenatal, family planning, and integrated clinics: "prenatal(More)
BACKGROUND Given recent increasing case rates of Chlamydia trachomatis infection, we evaluated trends in chlamydia rates and related health outcomes in women and men aged 15 to 44 years who were enrolled in a Pacific Northwest health plan. METHODS We identified chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and male urethritis cases(More)