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BMC Infectious Diseases

, 10:272

First Online: 17 September 2010Received: 12 March 2010Accepted: 17 September 2010

Abstract

BackgroundThe objective of this study is to estimate the incidence of genital warts in Hong Kong and explore a way to establish a surveillance system for genital warts among the Hong Kong general population.

MethodsA total of 170 private doctors and all doctors working in the 5 local Social Hygiene Clinics SHC participated in this study. During the 14-day data collection period January 5 through18, 2009, the participating doctors filled out a log-form on a daily basis to record the number of patients with genital warts. The total number of new cases of genital warts presented to private and public doctors in Hong Kong was projected using the stratification sampling method.

ResultsA total of 721 0.94% adults presented with genital warts to the participating doctors during the two-week study period, amongst them 73 10.1% were new cases. The projected number of new cases of genital warts among Hong Kong adults was 442 297 male and 144 female during the study period. The incidence of genital warts in Hong Kong was estimated to be 203.7 per 100,000 person-years respectively 292.2 and 124.9 per 100,000 person-years for males and females.

ConclusionsThe incidence of genital warts is high among adults in Hong Kong. The study demonstrates the importance of collecting surveillance data from both private and public sectors.

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Author: Chunqing Lin - Joseph TF Lau - King-Man Ho - Man-Chun Lau - Hi-Yi Tsui - Kuen-Kong Lo

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