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Prevalence and associated factors for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among undocumented immigrants in a primary care facility in Geneva, Switzerland: a cross-sectional study

Published inJournal of immigrant and minority health, vol. 12, no. 6, p. 909-914
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  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2010
Abstract

Chlamydia trachomatis infection (CTI) is the most frequent sexually transmitted infection in western countries. Its prevalence in undocumented immigrants, a rapidly growing vulnerable population, remains unknown. We aimed to document the prevalence of CTI and associated factors at the primary health care level. This cross-sectional study included all undocumented immigrants attending a health care facility in Geneva, Switzerland. Participants completed a questionnaire and were tested for CTI by PCR assay. Three-hundred thirteen undocumented immigrants (68.4% female, mean age 32.4 (SD 8) years) agreed to participate. CTI prevalence was 5.8% (95% CI 3.3-8.4). Factors associated with higher prevalence were age

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections/*epidemiology/ethnology
  • Chlamydia trachomatis/*isolation & purification
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • *Emigrants and Immigrants
  • Female
  • Hospitals
  • University
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • *Primary Health Care
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
JACKSON, Yves-Laurent Julien et al. Prevalence and associated factors for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among undocumented immigrants in a primary care facility in Geneva, Switzerland: a cross-sectional study. In: Journal of immigrant and minority health, 2010, vol. 12, n° 6, p. 909–914. doi: 10.1007/s10903-010-9354-4
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