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Table 1 Subgroup analysis of prevalence of CT in the general population in 5 WHO regions

From: Prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the general population: a meta-analysis

WHO regions Male (%, 95 CI) Female (%, 95 CI) χ2 P Total (%, 95 CI)
Americas 4.5 (2.2–6.7) 5.3 (3.6–7.1) 9.06 < 0.01 4.5 (3.1–5.9)
Europe 2.5 (1.7–3.4) 2.6 (1.7–3.6) 0.20 0.68 2.7 (1.9–3.6)
Africa 1.4 (0.4–2.4) 3.8 (0.7–6.9) 63.44 < 0.01 2.6 (1.4–3.9)
Western Pacific 2.4 (1.5–3.4) 2.7 (1.7–3.6) 1.46 0.23 2.6 (1.8–3.5)
South-East Asia 1.2 (0.3–2.1) 0.8 (0.2–1.3) 0.82 0.47 0.8 (0.3–1.3)
Total 2.6 (2.0–3.2) 3.1 (2.5–3.8) 10.38 < 0.01 2.9 (2.4–3.5)
  1. CT Chlamydia trachomatis; WHO World Health Organization; CI Confidence interval