Use este identificador para citar ou linkar para este item: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/18246
Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Sexually transmitted bacterial infections among young women in central western Brazil
Autor: Lima, Yanna Andressa Ramos de
Fonseca, Zulmirene Cardoso
Turchi, Marı́lia Dalva
Garcia, Fernanda Lopes Brito
Reis, Mônica Nogueira da Guarda
Guimarães, Eleuse Machado de Britto
Alves, Rosane Ribeiro Figueiredo
Carvalho, Nígela Rodrigues
Alves, Maria de Fátima Costa
Abstract: Background: Studies on sexually transmitted infections in Brazil are done mainly in large metropolises and screening is available for pregnant women only. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Treponema pallidum infection among young non-pregnant women in non-clinical settings in middle-sized cities of Central Brazil. Methods: A cross-sectional community-based sample of 1072 participants was included. Sexually active women (64.9%) provided first-catch urine samples for PCR investigation of chlamydial and gonococcal infection. Syphilis was tested in serum. Univariate analysis investigated risk factors for chlamydial infection. Multivariate logistic regression included associations with a p-value <0.20. Results: The mean age of participants was 18 years; 73.2% reported unprotected intercourse, 37.6% were married/cohabiting, and 5% reported a previous STI. Prevalence rates of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae, and T. pallidum were 9.6% (95% confidence interval (CI) 7.4–12.4%), 0.7% (95% CI 0.2–1.9%), and 0.15% (95% CI 0.0–0.7%), respectively. After adjustments, being <20 years old (adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 1.90, 95% CI 1.07–3.37) and having three or more lifetime sexual partners (aOR 2.57, 95% CI 1.46–4.53) were associated with the risk for chlamydial infection. Conclusions: We observed a high prevalence of chlamydial infection and sexual risk behaviors in this population. These findings are important to guide screening strategies in Brazil.
Palavras-chave: Bacterial sexually transmitted infections
Prevalence
Risk factor
Epidemiology
Young women
País: Outros
Unidade acadêmica: Faculdade de Medicina - FM (RG)
Citação: LIMA, Yanna Andressa Ramos de et al. Sexually transmitted bacterial infections among young women in Central Western Brazil. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Amsterdã, v. 25, p. 16-21, 2014.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.1389
Identificador do documento: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.1389
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/18246
Data de publicação: 2014
Aparece nas coleções:FM - Artigos publicados em periódicos

Arquivos associados a este item:
Arquivo Descrição TamanhoFormato 
Artigo - Yanna Andressa Ramos de Lima - 2014.pdf345,88 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Baixar/Abrir


Este item está licenciada sob uma Licença Creative Commons Creative Commons