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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Aug;169(2 Pt 2):446-9.

Epidemiology of bacterial vaginosis.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Abstract

Studies of the prevalence of and risk factors for bacterial vaginosis are flawed by imprecision in diagnosis, failure to study large and well-characterized populations, selection bias, and failure to correct for confounding variables. Prevalences range from 5% for women without any symptoms to 25% for those with gynecologic symptoms. Although bacterial vaginosis is associated with nonwhite race and intrauterine contraceptive device use, these may represent surrogate markers for other presently unappreciated risk factors.

PMID:
8357042
DOI:
10.1016/0002-9378(93)90338-j
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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