Using data from a nationally representative survey, we identified predictors of chlamydial infection in women aged 26 to 39 years. Chlamydia prevalence was low overall but varied by sociodemographics and sexual behaviors. Findings support current recommendations that women older than 25 years should not be routinely screened for chlamydial infection.
We estimated chlamydia prevalence in a nationally representative sample of women aged 26 to 39 years and identified predictors of chlamydial infection.
From the *Surveillance and Data Management Branch, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; †Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; and ‡Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Potential conflicts of interest: None.
Correspondence: Elizabeth A. Torrone, MSPH, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, M/S E-02 Atlanta, GA 30333. E-mail: ETorrone@cdc.gov.
Received for publication September 18, 2012, and accepted November 6, 2012.