Article

Syphilis sero-positivity among pregnant women attending public antenatal clinics: A five-year analysis from 15 public clinics in Gaborone, Botswana

DOI: 10.1080/23120053.2016.1156310
Author(s): AB GaniyuFaculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Botswana, L MasonDepartment of Health and Life Sciences Programme, The Netherlands, LH MabuzaDepartment of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, South Africa

Abstract

Background: The prevalence of syphilis in pregnancy varies across the globe and among different age groups within the same country. In sub-Saharan Africa, syphilis prevalence among pregnant women has been found to range from 2.5 to 18% among antenatal clinic attendees, with the highest prevalence in the age group 35–49 years. Also, it is higher in the rural than urban clinics.

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