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Prevalencia de vaginosis bacteriana y factores asociados en veinte ciudades del Perú

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Title
Prevalencia de vaginosis bacteriana y factores asociados en veinte ciudades del Perú
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Revista peruana de medicina experimental y salud publica, July 2016
DOI 10.17843/rpmesp.2016.333.2350
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López-Torres, Lorena, Chiappe, Marina, Cárcamo, César, Garnett, Geoff, Holmes, King, García, Patricia

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and associated factors among 18-29-year-old women in 20 Peruvian cities using PREVEN project data. In this cross-sectional study, BV was defined using previously provided vaginal discharge samples on slides, which were Gram stained and observed under a microscope to determine the Nugent scores. A BV diagnosis was applied to samples with scores of 7-10. Prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were estimated using generalized linear models. A total of 6,322 women participated in the epidemiological survey and provided vaginal swabs. The prevalence of BV was 23.7% (95% CI: 22.6-24.7) and was associated with a greater number of sexual partners in the last 12 months (PR: 1.22, 95% CI: 1.03-1.44, p=0.020 for two partners; PR: 1.46, 95% CI: 1.23-1.74, p<0.001 for three or more partners), not using a condom during last intercourse (PR: 1.16, 95% CI: 1.01-1.34, p=0.034), being a sierra resident (PR: 1.18, 95% CI: 1.05-1.31, p=0.004), and having abnormal vaginal discharge or a bad smell (PR: 1.20, 95% CI: 1.09-1.33, p<0.001). The high prevalence of BV highlights the need to strengthen health services aimed at the detection and treatment of this condition.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Student > Master 2 9%
Professor 2 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 9 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 9 39%