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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Havering

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) 15 to 19-year-olds and (b) adults over the age of 19 in the Havering Primary Care Trust area were (i) diagnosed with and (ii) tested for sexually transmitted infections in each of the last five years. (123585)

Information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in residents in the Havering Primary Care Trust (PCT) area is not available. Information from Barking and Dagenham, which hosts the nearest/adjacent genitorurinary medicine (GUM) clinic has been given in the table.

Specific sexually transmitted infections diagnosed by age group in the GUM clinic in the Barking and Dagenham PCT, London.

Age group

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

15-19

173

169

230

210

198

>19

625

876

926

903

647

Notes:

1. Information by age-group is not available for attendances at GUM clinics, but is available only for the five major STI diagnoses (uncomplicated chlamydia, uncomplicated gonorrhoea, genital warts, genital herpes and infectious syphilis).

2. The data available from the KC60 statutory returns are for diagnoses made in GUM clinics only. Diagnoses made in other clinical settings, such as general practice, are not recorded in the KC60 dataset.

3. The data available from the KC60 statutory returns are the number of diagnoses made, not the number of patients diagnosed. For example, individuals may be diagnosed with several co-infections and each diagnosis will be counted separately.

4. Data on patients PCT of residence is not available.

5. Data on patients tested for STI by age-groups is not available.

Source:

KC60 returns, England.