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Table 3 Microbiological analysis and antibiotics prescription reported by general practitioners 2007–2017, N = 1733 (n (%))

From: Estimate of male urethritis incidences in France between 2007 and 2017 with a specific focus on Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Trichomonas vaginalis infections

  2007 n = 102 2008 n = 135 2009 n = 177 2010 n = 149 2011 n = 133 2012 n = 161 2013 n = 155 2014 n = 145 2015 n = 194 2016 n = 199 2017 n = 183 Total N = 1733
Microbiological analysis prescriptions (missing values: 52) 66 (65.3) 73 (54.9) 103 (59.5) 104 (72.2) 90 (69.8) 104 (66.2) 116 (75.8) 107 (77.0) 144 (78.7) 163 (87.2) 150 (82.4) 1220 (72.6)
Proportion of positive NG cases (missing values: 500) 4 (14.3) 14 (26.9) 11 (24.4) 16 (30.2) 19 (38.8) 26 (45.6) 29 (42.0) 26 (33.8) 34 (34.7) 26 (27.1) 29 (30.2) 234/720 (32.5)
Proportion of positive CT cases (missing values: 489) 13 (41.9) 13 (24.1) 17 (37.0) 19 (36.5) 19 (41.3) 16 (32.0) 26 (37.7) 30 (39.5) 31 (31.3) 40 (38.1) 54 (52.4) 278/731 (38.0)
Proportion of positive TV cases (missing values:597) 2 (6.9) 2 (3.9) 0 (0) 2 (4.2) 0 (0) 6 (12) 1 (1.7) 0 (0) 3 (3.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 16/623 (2.6)
Antibiotics prescriptions (missing values: 267)
3GC + (macrolide or tetracycline) dnc dnc 27 (17.5) 20 (17.2) 32 (30.5) 47 (33.8) 55 (38.4) 52 (43.0) 57 (38.3) 56 (35.7) 47 (32.4) 393 (32.0)
Macrolide dnc dnc 32 (20.8) 17 (14.7) 21 (20.0) 27 (19.4) 27 (18.9) 30 (24.8) 30 (20.1) 44 (28.0) 59 (40.7) 287 (23.4)
Fluoroquinolone dnc dnc 46 (29.9) 32 (27.6) 17 (16.2) 22 (15.8) 14 (9.8) 15 (12.4) 17 (11.4) 17 (10.8) 13 (9.0) 193 (15.7)
Tetracycline dnc dnc 20 (13.0) 16 (13.8) 8 (7.6) 13 (9.4) 16 (11.2) 3 (2.5) 11 (7.4) 14 (8.9) 10 (6.9) 111 (9.0)
Others dnc dnc 29 (18.8) 31 (26.7) 27 (25.7) 30 (21.6) 31 (21.7) 21 (17.3) 34 (22.8) 26 (16.3) 16 (11.0) 245 (19.9)
  1. dnc, Data not collected; 3GC: third-generation cephalosporin; others: aminoside/aminoside +3GC/aminoside + macrolide/aminoside + tetracycline/3GC/3GC + fluoroquinolone/3GC + fluoroquinolone + cycline/3GC + macrolide + fluoroquinolone/3GC + macrolide + imidazole/3GC + macrolide + tetracycline/3GCG + penicillin/fosfomycin/imidazole/macrolide +2GC/macrolide + fluoroquinolone/macrolide + imidazole/macrolide + tetracycline/nitrofurane/penicillin/penicillin-clavulanic acid/penicillin-clavulanic acid + fluoroquinolone/penicillin-clavulanic acid + macrolide/quinolone/streptogramines/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole + macrolide/tetracycline + fluoroquinolone/tetracycline + imidazole; NG, Neisseria gonorrhoeae; CT, Chlamydia trachomatis; Sentinelles network, France; Entires in boldface are total for the period 2007-2017