Development and Evaluation of GIS-Based Chlamydia Trachomatis Intervention Policy in Illinois

Wiley D Jenkins


Chlamydia trachomatis is the most prevalent infectious disease in the United States. Complications include pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. The cost of PID in 1998 was estimated at greater than $1.9 billion. Screening intervention strategies are often consumed by those at low risk. The objective of this study is the development of a more cost-effective intervention strategy by employing Geographic Information Systems and Census Bureau demographic data in selected Local Health Departments in Illinois.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *