Endocervical Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnancy: direct test and clinico-sociodemographic survey of pregnant patients at the Port Moresby General Hospital antenatal clinic to determine prevalence and risk markers

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1992 Feb;32(1):43-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828x.1992.tb01897.x.


The prevalence of endocervical C. trachomatis infection in 181 consecutive antenatal clinic patients at the first attendance and who had not received antibiotic therapy in the previous 4 weeks, was 17.7%. The direct fluorescent antibody test was used for diagnosis. There was no significant clinical or sociodemographic factor which distinguished patients who tested positive from those who tested negative.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections / epidemiology*
  • Chlamydia trachomatis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Papua New Guinea / epidemiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Uterine Cervical Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Uterine Cervical Diseases / microbiology