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Table 1 Occurrence of genital chlamydial infection and research on chlamydia in study countries

From: Provision of chlamydia testing, and training of primary health care staff about chlamydia testing, across four European countries

  England Estonia France Sweden
Number of reported cases, all age groups, 2010 215 501 (206 912 in 2012) 1 686 (1 596 in 2012) Data not available 36 800 (37 700 n 2012)
Rate per 100 000 population, all age groups, in 2010 (and 2012) 348/100 000 (1979/100 000 in 2012*) 126/100 00 (119/100 000 in 2012) 360 for women 240 for men (aged 18–24, in 2006)** 391/100 000 (395/100 000 in 2012)
Trend (chlamydia rate per 100 000 in 2006) [14] Increasing (190/100 000) Decreasing (188/100 000) NA Increasing (360/100 000)
Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence (population-based studies) 6.2% in women and 5.3% in men [17] 4.5% in women and 4.4% in men [18] 6.0% in women and 4.0% in men [19] 3.2% in women and 2.5% in men [16] No data
Research on chlamydia: number of publications referenced in PubMed, 1991-current (all publications on chlamydia/publications on chlamydia where GP settings are specified or mentioned (% of all)) 1092/ 85 (7.8%) 16/ 1 (6.3%) 343/ 4 (1.2%) 460/5 (1.1%)
  1. *Data for 2012: England - Chlamydia Testing Activity Dataset 2012 (http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/ps/data.asp); Estonia – Health board (http://www.terviseamet.ee/nakkushaigused/nakkushaigustesse-haigestumine.html); Sweden - Swedish Institute for Infectious Control.
  2. **Extrapolated from the Goulet V et al. 2011 [32].