Risk factors for candida infection of the genital tract in the tropics
Objective: To investigate the risk factors associated with candida infection of the genital tract in the tropics.
Methods: We performed questionnaire survey and experiments at the Hainan branch of General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army, Hainan General Hospital and Sanya Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital in 2013. Controls were without Candida infection of genital tract, and cases had from Candida infection.
Results: We recruited 689 cases and 652 controls. The average age of cases with Candida infection of the genital tract was higher than that of controls. In the multivariate modeling, marriage (adjusted odds ratio: 2.49, 95% confidential interval: 1.09-5.67) and vaginal lavage (adjusted odds ratio: 4.41, 95% confidential interval: 1.13-5.14) were significantly associated with Candida infection of genital tract in tropics.
Conclusion: Candida infection was related with age. Marriage and Vaginal lavage were significant risk factors. Attention should be paid to health education for the prevention of these infections.
Key word: Candida infection, risk factors, genital tract.
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