Factors associated with sexually transmitted diseases amongst female prison inmates in Peru

Claudia Ríos-Cataño

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Objectives: The number of women in prison is rapidly increasing every year and it is important to establish what factors are
related to the probability of presenting STDs in this population to enable health control policies to be established.
Material and method: An analysis was carried out on the open database of the national prison population survey conducted in
2016 in all Peruvian prisons. The study was based on the census and all female and male adults in prison were surveyed using a
validated questionnaire.
Results: The sample consisted of 4,574 inmates in 67 institutions, covering 98.8% of the inmate population. It was found that
presenting tuberculosis (PR: 2.64; CI 95%, 1.32-5.26), HIV/AIDS (PR 6.54, CI 95% 1.52-28.18), hepatitis (PR: 4.01; CI 95%,
1.23-13.11) and drug use (PR: 2.44; CI 95%, 1.32-4.52), are statistically related (P ≤0.05) are factors associated with the presence
of STDs in the multivariate model with a P ≤0.05.
Discussion: The inclusion of associated factors (tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and drug use) should be part of the strategy
to control and treat STD in women’s prisons in Peru.
Idioma originalEspañol (Perú)
Páginas (desde-hasta)62
PublicaciónRevista espanola de sanidad penitenciaria
EstadoIndizado - 1 mar. 2023

Palabras clave

  • sexually transmitted diseases; female; epidemiology; prisons

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