Concurrent sexual partners-A predictor of Chlamydia

Publikation: KonferencebidragPoster

Background:Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection among young Danes and the spread is highly dependent on the population’s sexual behavior. Previous studies have found concurrent partnerships to be a possible predictor for C. trachomatis, but the significance of this compared with other well-known predictors has only been briefly described.

Aim: The aim is to examine if concurrent partners isan independent predictor for C. trachomatis infection in young Danes aged 15-29 years.

Methods: Detailed sexual behavior data were collected via a web-based questionnaire from 1000 randomly selected Danes (control group) and 1300 young Danes with a laboratory-verified C. trachomatis infection. All respondents were between 15 and 29 years. Using univariate analysis, we calculated the odds ratio (OR) for having had concurrent partners in the group of C. trachomatis infected individuals as compared withthe control group. Multivariate analysis taking multiple possible confounders into consideration will be performed.

Results: Young Danes diagnosed with a C. trachomatis infection are more likely to have concurrent partnerships than individuals in the control group.
- 1 overlap between sexual partners; OR = 3.1(95% CI:1.7-5.8)
- 2 overlaps between sexual partners; OR = 4.3(95% CI:1.6-13.3)
- 3 overlaps between sexual partners; OR = 4.7(95% CI:1.0-43.3)
Results are preliminary. Multivariate analyses will be performed and presented at the poster session.

Conclusion:These preliminary results suggest that concurrent sexual partners is an important predictor for C.trachomatis infections among young Danes aged 15-29. A more concise conclusion will be presented at the Ph.D day
Udgivelsesår11 jan. 2013
StatusUdgivet - 11 jan. 2013


  • young adults, concurrent sexual partners, Chlamydia

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