Lars Jørgen Østergaard

Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population.

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Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population. / Andersen, Berit; Sokolowski, Ineta; Østergaard, Lars; Møller, Jens Kjølseth; Olesen, Frede; Jensen, Jørgen Skov.

In: Sexually Transmitted Infections, Vol. 83, No. 3, 2007, p. 237-41.

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Andersen, B, Sokolowski, I, Østergaard, L, Møller, JK, Olesen, F & Jensen, JS 2007, 'Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population.', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 237-41. <http://sti.bmj.com/content/83/3/237.long>

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Andersen B, Sokolowski I, Østergaard L, Møller JK, Olesen F, Jensen JS. 2007. Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 83(3):237-41.

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Andersen B, Sokolowski I, Østergaard L, Møller JK, Olesen F, Jensen JS. Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2007;83(3):237-41.

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Andersen, Berit ; Sokolowski, Ineta ; Østergaard, Lars ; Møller, Jens Kjølseth ; Olesen, Frede ; Jensen, Jørgen Skov. / Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population. In: Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2007 ; Vol. 83, No. 3. pp. 237-41.

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title = "Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population.",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma genitalium has been shown to cause urethritis in men and cervicitis in women and may also be a causative agent in female infertility. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of urogenital M genitalium infection and identify sexual behavioural risk factors in the general population. METHODS: Participating individuals were 731 men and 921 women aged 21-23 years and not seeking the healthcare system because of symptoms. They answered questionnaires on sexual behaviour and provided samples for M genitalium testing. RESULTS: In women aged 21-23 years, the prevalence of infection was 2.3% (21/921) and in men of the same age it was 1.1% (8/731). For both sexes, an increasing number of partners was associated with a greater chance of being infected. Among women a shorter duration of a steady relationship and having a partner with symptoms was associated with being infected, and for men younger age at first intercourse was associated with M genitalium infection. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that the prevalence of infection in the general population is too low for population-based screening. However, the development of test algorithms based on behavioural risk factors is a promising alternative.",
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RIS

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T1 - Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence and behavioural risk factors in the general population.

AU - Andersen, Berit

AU - Sokolowski, Ineta

AU - Østergaard, Lars

AU - Møller, Jens Kjølseth

AU - Olesen, Frede

AU - Jensen, Jørgen Skov

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N2 - BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma genitalium has been shown to cause urethritis in men and cervicitis in women and may also be a causative agent in female infertility. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of urogenital M genitalium infection and identify sexual behavioural risk factors in the general population. METHODS: Participating individuals were 731 men and 921 women aged 21-23 years and not seeking the healthcare system because of symptoms. They answered questionnaires on sexual behaviour and provided samples for M genitalium testing. RESULTS: In women aged 21-23 years, the prevalence of infection was 2.3% (21/921) and in men of the same age it was 1.1% (8/731). For both sexes, an increasing number of partners was associated with a greater chance of being infected. Among women a shorter duration of a steady relationship and having a partner with symptoms was associated with being infected, and for men younger age at first intercourse was associated with M genitalium infection. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that the prevalence of infection in the general population is too low for population-based screening. However, the development of test algorithms based on behavioural risk factors is a promising alternative.

AB - BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma genitalium has been shown to cause urethritis in men and cervicitis in women and may also be a causative agent in female infertility. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of urogenital M genitalium infection and identify sexual behavioural risk factors in the general population. METHODS: Participating individuals were 731 men and 921 women aged 21-23 years and not seeking the healthcare system because of symptoms. They answered questionnaires on sexual behaviour and provided samples for M genitalium testing. RESULTS: In women aged 21-23 years, the prevalence of infection was 2.3% (21/921) and in men of the same age it was 1.1% (8/731). For both sexes, an increasing number of partners was associated with a greater chance of being infected. Among women a shorter duration of a steady relationship and having a partner with symptoms was associated with being infected, and for men younger age at first intercourse was associated with M genitalium infection. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that the prevalence of infection in the general population is too low for population-based screening. However, the development of test algorithms based on behavioural risk factors is a promising alternative.

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KW - Mycoplasma genitalium

KW - Prevalence

KW - Questionnaires

KW - Risk Factors

KW - Sexual Behavior

KW - Uterine Cervicitis

KW - Urethritis

KW - epidemiology

KW - isolation & purification

KW - microbiology

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VL - 83

SP - 237

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JO - Sexually Transmitted Infections

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