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Table 3 Reasons for testing asymptomatic patients for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, Germany 2005.

From: Highly variable use of diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted infections-results of a nationwide survey, Germany 2005

  Chlamydia (n = 387) Gonorrhoea (n = 188) Syphilis
(n = 376)
  n % n % n %
Partner infection 68 18 71 38 47 13
Antenatal care 205 53 18 10 170 45
Unspecific fluor 10 2 7 4 - -
Skin diseases - - - - 38 10
Risk behaviour 31 8 44 23 63 17
Others 73 19 48 25 58 15