Prevalence of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis increases significantly with level of urbanisation and suggests targeted screening approaches: results from the first national population based study in the Netherlands.

@article{Bergen2005PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis increases significantly with level of urbanisation and suggests targeted screening approaches: results from the first national population based study in the Netherlands.},
  author={Jan Eam van Bergen and Hannelore M G{\"o}tz and Jan Hendrik Richardus and Christian J. P. A. Hoebe and Jan Dirk Broer and A J J Coenen},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2005},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={
          17-23
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Chlamydia trachomatis (Chlamydia) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterial infection and can cause considerable reproductive morbidity in women. Chlamydia screening programmes have been considered but policy recommendations are hampered by the lack of population based data. This paper describes the prevalence of Chlamydia in 15-29 year old women and men in rural and urban areas, as determined through systematic population based screening organised by the Municipal Public… CONTINUE READING

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