Estimating transmission probabilities for chlamydial infection

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Abstract

Estimates of transmission probabilities for sexually transmitted diseases historically come from studies of uninfected individuals exposed to those with a high disease prevalence (for example, prostitutes). However, changes in sexual behaviour, much of which relates to concerns about AIDS, has made identification of populations suitable for such studies extremely difficult. This paper presents a method for estimating these probabilities that utilizes a deterministic model and routinely collected data available in many clinics. Variance estimates for the estimators are also derived. Data for chlamydial infection and sensitivity analyses for the input parameters and assumptions illustrate the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-577
Number of pages13
JournalStatistics in Medicine
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Contact Tracing
Chlamydia Infections
Chlamydia trachomatis
Statistical Models
Risk Factors
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Sexual Behavior
Statistical Model
Infection
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sex Workers
Deterministic Model
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Estimate
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Estimator
Population
Human

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  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics and Probability

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Estimating transmission probabilities for chlamydial infection. / Katz, Barry P.

In: Statistics in Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 5, 1992, p. 565-577.

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