Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Syphilis test availability and uptake at medical facilities in southern China

Li-Gang Yang, Joseph D Tucker, Cheng Wang, Song-Ying Shen, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Bin Yang & Rosanna Peeling

Volume 89, Number 11, November 2011, 798-805

Table 1. Associations between syphilis testing capacity and health system variables in Chinese medical facilities where deliveries were attended in 2008, Guangdong province, China

Variable No. of facilities Testing capacity
OR 95% CI
Any syphilis testing
No syphilis testing
No. % No. %
Type of facility
General hospital 14 13 92.9 1 7.1 96.8 11.3–830.6
WCH 14 14 100.0 0 0
TCMH 5 4 80.0 1 20.0 29.8 3.0–296.8
Hygiene station 76 9 11.8 67 88.2 R
Administrative level
Municipal 10 9 90.0 1 10.0 66.0 7.5–584.0
County 24 22 91.7 2 8.3 80.7 16.2–402.1
Township 75 9 12.0 66 88.0 R
Region
North 15 7 46.7 8 53.3 1.8 0.5–2. 9
West 51 19 37.3 32 62.7 1.2 0.5–2. 9
East 43 14 32.6 29 67.4 R
Annual pregnancies
> 1 000 34 28 82.4 6 17.6 1.002 1.00–1.00
≤ 1 000 75 12 16.0 63 84.0 R
Total 109 40 36.7 69 63.3

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio; R, reference; TCMH, traditional Chinese medicine hospital; WCH, women’s and children’s hospital.