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dc.contributor.authorLuque Fernández, M A
dc.contributor.authorBauernfeind, A
dc.contributor.authorPalma, P P
dc.contributor.authorRuiz Pérez, I
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-08T15:28:53Z
dc.date.available2008-07-08T15:28:53Z
dc.date.issued2008-07-08T15:28:53Z
dc.identifier.citation[Frequency of sexually transmitted infections and related factors in Pweto, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2004], 22 (1):29-34notGac Saniten
dc.identifier.issn0213-9111
dc.identifier.pmid18261439
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/31336
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of genital ulcer and urethral discharge in Pweto, Democratic Republic of Congo, and to analyze the association between the estimated prevalence and age, marital status, profession, and number of sexual partners. METHODS: We performed a descriptive cross-sectional study through a survey conducted in May 2004 in a representative sample of 106 men in Pweto aged between 15 and 65 years old, with a precision of 9.5%. Questionnaire items about current or previous ulceration and urethral discharge where self-reported and referred to the previous year as of the date of the survey. To study the associations, crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) were calculated using multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: The prevalence was 39.6% (95% confidence interval [CI], 30-49) for urethral discharge and 33% (95%CI, 24-42) for genital ulcer. Soldiers were identified as a risk group independently of age, the number of sexual partners during the previous year, and marital status. The multivariate analysis showed an adjusted OR of 3.25 (95%CI, 1.10-9.95) (p < 0.05) for the frequency of urethral discharge in soldiers compared with other professions. CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in Pweto and the associated factors identified prompted the initiation of a controlled condom donation program for soldiers. In conflict situations with a high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and lack of health services, humanitarian aid organizations should implement prevention activities focused on risk groups.
dc.languagespa
dc.language.isoesen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Gaceta sanitaria / S.E.S.P.A.Sen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshCondomsen
dc.subject.meshConfidence Intervalsen
dc.subject.meshDemocratic Republic of the Congoen
dc.subject.meshHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMarital Statusen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMilitary Personnelen
dc.subject.meshOccupationsen
dc.subject.meshOdds Ratioen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSexual Partnersen
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseasesen
dc.titleFrequency of sexually transmitted infections and related factors in Pweto, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2004es
dc.contributor.departmentEscuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, Granada, España. watzilei@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalGaceta sanitaria / S.E.S.P.A.Sen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T11:06:46Z
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of genital ulcer and urethral discharge in Pweto, Democratic Republic of Congo, and to analyze the association between the estimated prevalence and age, marital status, profession, and number of sexual partners. METHODS: We performed a descriptive cross-sectional study through a survey conducted in May 2004 in a representative sample of 106 men in Pweto aged between 15 and 65 years old, with a precision of 9.5%. Questionnaire items about current or previous ulceration and urethral discharge where self-reported and referred to the previous year as of the date of the survey. To study the associations, crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) were calculated using multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: The prevalence was 39.6% (95% confidence interval [CI], 30-49) for urethral discharge and 33% (95%CI, 24-42) for genital ulcer. Soldiers were identified as a risk group independently of age, the number of sexual partners during the previous year, and marital status. The multivariate analysis showed an adjusted OR of 3.25 (95%CI, 1.10-9.95) (p < 0.05) for the frequency of urethral discharge in soldiers compared with other professions. CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in Pweto and the associated factors identified prompted the initiation of a controlled condom donation program for soldiers. In conflict situations with a high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and lack of health services, humanitarian aid organizations should implement prevention activities focused on risk groups.


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