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 3. Predictors of > 80% pregnant women screened for syphilis at medical facilities where deliveries were attended in 2008 in Guangdong province, China

Variable Total ≤ 80% screened
> 80% screened
OR 95% CI
No. % No. %
Type of facility 0.784 0.44–1.39
General hospital 13 5 38.5 8 61.5
WCH 14 3 21.4 11 78.6
TCMH 4 1 25.0 3 75.0
Hygiene station 9 5 55.6 4 44.4
Administrative 0.724 0.29–1.83
Municipal 9 3 33.3 6 66.7
County 22 6 27.3 16 72.7
Township 9 5 55.6 4 44.4
Region 0.905 0.36–2.28
North 7 3 42.9 4 57.1
East 14 5 35.7 9 64.3
West 19 6 31.6 13 68.4
Annual pregnancies 1.51 0.37–4.09
> 1 000 26 9 32.1 19 67.9
≤ 1 000 14 5 41.7 7 58.3
Total 40 14 26

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