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Volume 9, Number 10—October 2003

Dispatch

Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in Female Soldiers, Israel

Ellen S. Bamberger*1Comments to Author , Efraim Siegler†1, Einat Makler-Shiran†, Mihir V. Patel†, Jordan M. Steinberg‡, Rosa Gershtein*, and Isaac Srugo*
Author affiliations: *B’nai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; †Rambam Medical Center, Haifa Israel; ‡Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Burough of New York, New York, USA

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Table

Risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis in female Israeli soldiers

Risk factor Presence in soldiers who were p value
Positive for C.
trachomatis/no. tested (%) Negative for C.
trachomatis/no. tested (%)
Sex in the past 3 months 19/22 (86) 585/629 (93) 0.999
>1 partner 9/20 (45) 241/636 (38) 0.519
Partner having >1 partner 8/14 (57) 181/518 (35) 0.093
Never used a condom 14/20 (70) 442/628 (70) 0.99
Country of origin
Israel 17/22 (81) 525/685 (77) 0.95
Other 5/22 (19) 160/685 (23) 0.805
Dysuria 4/21 (19) 136/639 (21) 0.316
Vaginal discharge 11/21 (52) 263/635 (41)
Location of residence
Urban 5/21 (24) 310/682 (45) 0.049
Rural 16/21 (76) 372/682 (55)

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1Dr. Bamberger and Dr. Siegler contributed equally.

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