Risk behaviors and the prevalence of Chlamydia in a juvenile detention facility

Patricia J. Kelly, Rita M. Bair, Jacques Baillargeon, Victor German

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Abstract

The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, a sexually transmitted disease, and the association of selected behavioral risk factors were assessed in a population of adolescents in two juvenile detention facilities. Urine was collected for Chlamydia testing and a brief interview conducted for risk and demographic information. Almost all of the 200 participants were sexually active, many before the age of 13 years. The prevalence of Chlamydia infection was 22.2% among female and 8.7% among male participants. Injection drug use was the only statistically significant variable associated with infection. Education and community services are necessary to break the cycle of infection for this high-risk population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-527
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume39
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Risk-Taking
Chlamydia Infections
Social Welfare
Chlamydia trachomatis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Infection
Population
Demography
Urine
Interviews
Education
Injections
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Risk behaviors and the prevalence of Chlamydia in a juvenile detention facility. / Kelly, Patricia J.; Bair, Rita M.; Baillargeon, Jacques; German, Victor.

In: Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 39, No. 9, 2000, p. 521-527.

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Kelly, Patricia J. ; Bair, Rita M. ; Baillargeon, Jacques ; German, Victor. / Risk behaviors and the prevalence of Chlamydia in a juvenile detention facility. In: Clinical Pediatrics. 2000 ; Vol. 39, No. 9. pp. 521-527.
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