International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016

Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis in Women of Reproductive Age in Albania

Adela Vasili [2] | Lila Shundi | Agim Shehi [2]

Abstract: Although Chlamydia trachomatis is considered the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease (STD) worldwide, its true incidence and prevalence are not known. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of infection by Chlamydia Trachomatis and women of reproductive age. This is a cross-sectional carried out over the period October 2010 - January 2011. In mother and child consultancy room in 4 districts (Tirana, Vlora, Lezha, Fier. Eligible for the study were sexually active women of age less than 40 years old.482 women were included in the survey. Rejection rate was 6 % whereas the rate of exclusion was 4 %. The mean age of women was 30 years old with a range 17 to 40 years old. The reason for examination was visit after delivery (1.3 %), gynecological problems (66.3 %), family planning (15 %), pregnancy intention (16.7 %) and abortion (1.3 %) (fig 1). The prevalence Chlamydia was 7.5 % (CI95 % 4.5 to 11.5). A program for Chlamydia control should be introduced and also women of younger age should be screened.

Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, women, prevalence, screening

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016,

Pages: 1950 - 1953

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