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Table 1 Aboriginality of STI and BBV notifications received in 2004 prior to data linkage, and the proportion of notifications with unknown Aboriginality following data linkage

From: Improving the accuracy of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disease notification rates using data linkage

  Pre-linkage Post-linkage
Disease Aboriginal n (%) Non-Aboriginal n (%) Unknown n (%) Unknown n (%)
Chlamydia, n = 4329 1078 (25) 1789 (41) 1462 (34) 402 (9.3)
Gonorrhoea, n = 1433 1085 (76) 307 (21) 41 (3) 12 (0.8)
Syphilis, n = 206 137 (66) 45 (22) 24 (12) 2 (1.0)
Donovanosis, n = 1 1 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Hepatitis B, n = 435 61 (14) 317 (72) 57 (13) 27 (6.2)
Hepatitis C, n = 1215 134 (11) 706 (58) 375 (31) 76 (6.3)
Total, n = 7619 2496 (33) 3164 (41) 1959 (26) 519 (6.8)
  1. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
  2. Blood borne virus (BBV) notifications, excluding HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus)