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Table 4 Rectal gonorrhoea in partner 1, and associations with gonococcal infections by anatomic site in partner 2

From: Concordance of gonorrhoea of the rectum, pharynx and urethra in same-sex male partnerships attending a sexual health service in Melbourne, Australia

  P2   % + ve (95% CI) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted ORa (95% CI)
Urethra -ve Urethra +ve Total
P1 Rectum -ve 931 11 942 1.2% (0.6 to 2.1) Ref Ref
Rectum +ve 26 22 48 45.8% (31.4 to 60.8) 71.6*** 63.9***
  Total 957 33 990 3.3% (2.3 to 4.6) (31.5 to 162.9) (24.7 to 165.6)
  P2   % + ve (95% CI) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted ORa (95% CI)
Pharynx -ve Pharynx +ve Total
P1 Rectum -ve 927 15 942 1.6% (0.9 to 2.6) Ref Ref
Rectum +ve 37 11 48 22.9% (12.0 to 37.3) 18.4*** 3.4
  Total 964 26 990 2.6% (1.7 to 3.8) (7.9 to 42.8) (1.0 to 12.2)
  P2   % + ve (95% CI) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted ORa (95% CI)
Rectum -ve Rectum +ve Total
P1 Rectum -ve 910 32 942 3.4% (2.3 to 4.8) Ref Ref
Rectum +ve 32 16 48 33.3% (20.4 to 48.4) 14.2*** 6.9***
  Total 942 48 990 4.8% (3.6 to 6.4) (7.1 to 28.5) (2.4 to 20.3)
  1. These analyses include only participants who were tested at both the rectum and pharynx
  2. aadjusted for gonorrhoea at other anatomic sites in partner 2, and for consistent condom use for receptive penile-anal sex with partner 2
  3. *p < 0.05
  4. **p < 0.01
  5. ***p < 0.001
  6. Abbreviations: P1, “partner 1”; P2, “partner 2”; CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio; aOR