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Table 3 Projected number of patients presenting studied STD syndromes to private-practice and public-practice doctors during the study period by gender aged 18 or above

From: Setting up a surveillance system for sexually transmitted diseases in the general population with prospective data collection from private-practice and public-practice doctors in Hong Kong

  Private-practice doctors Public-practice doctors All Private to public ratio
  Male Female Total 95% CI Male Female Total Male Female Total 95% CI Male Female Total
% presenting STD/RTI syndromes #               
   Urethral/vaginal discharge 1720 4484 6261 (5363-6984) 285 149 434 2005 4633 6695 (6073-7314) 6:1 30:1 14:1
   Genital ulcer 977 177 1154 (884-1442) 192 24 216 1169 201 1370 (1088-1646) 5:1 7:1 5:1
   Genital growth 996 303 1305 (1028-1602) 1249 191 1446 2245 494 2751 (2391-2965) 1:0.8 2:1 1:1
   Ectoparasitic infestations 100 50 151 (56-267) 22 7 29 122 57 180 (84-295) 5:1 7:1 5:1
   Other syndromes 1511 466 2028 (1672-2395) 190 68 260 1701 534 2288 (1917-2640) 8:1 7:1 8:1
   Had any one of the above syndromes 5003 5093 10204 (9420-10994) 1881 416 2300 6884 5509 12504 (11598-13172) 3:1 12:1 4:1
  1. Remarks: Data on 1 particular day were missing in 2 male SHCs: estimates for that day were made by entering the average of the 15-days data of the 2 particular SHC.
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