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Table 4 STI prevalence in five provincial townsa in Cambodia, by year, 1996–2005

From: Sustained high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Cambodia: high turnover seriously challenges the 100% condom use programme

STI testing 1996b 2001 2005
  N = 437
% (95% CId)
N = 406
% (95% CI)
N = 797c
% (95% CI)
Syphilis (RPR/TPHA) 13.8 (10.6–17.0) 3.7 (1.9–5.5) 3.6 (2.3–4.9)
Gonorrhoea 23.2 (19.2–27.2) 13.3 (10.0–16.6) 13.0 (10.7–15.4)
Chlamydia 22.5 (18.6–26.4) 13.1 (9.8–16.4) 14.3 (11.9–16.8)
Gonorrhoea/chlamydia 38.7 (34.1–43.3) 22.7 (18.6–26.8) 22.5 (19.6–25.4)
  1. a. Towns included in the comparison by survey year were Phnom Penh and the capital cities of Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, and Sihanouk Ville provinces. Data from Kampong Cham were not available for 1996
  2. b. Ryan et al., Lancet 1998
  3. c. The total number of specimens tested for gonorrhoea and chlamydia was 784
  4. d. CI = confidence interval