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Table 2 Subgroup meta-analysis of C. trachomatis prevalence estimation in Sub Saharan Africa from 1997 to 2016

From: Prevalence of chlamydia trachomatis infection among reproductive age women in sub Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  Study parameters Subgroup Studies included Prevalence %(95% CI) I2% P-v
C. trachomatis study population Community based 9 7.0(3.2–14.7) 98.678 < 0.0001
CFSWs 4 9.7(5.8–16.0) 93.168 < 0.0001
Health facility based 11 7.6(4.7–12.3) 95.763 < 0.0001
Study year 1997–2001 7 3.8(12.1–6.7) 95.289 < 0.0001
200–2006 1 8.4(1.8–31.1) 0.000 1.000
2007–2011 3 8.8(3.7–19.5) 98.852 < 0.0001
2012–2016 13 11.0(7.3–16.4) 94.753 < 0.0001
Geographical zone Eastern 8 8.9(4.5–16.6) 98.240 < 0.0001
Middle 2 7.2(1.8–24.6) 42.502 0.187
Southern 3 5.9(1.9–16.8) 98.008 < 0.0001
Western 11 7.4(4.1–13.1) 97.181 < 0.0001
Diagnostic method ICT 9 12.8(7.6–20.6) 97.083 < 0.0001
PCR 15 5.8(3.8–8.6) 96.230 < 0.0001