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Table 2 Comparison of the Aboriginality of STI and BBV notifications received in 2004 prior to and following data linkage by estimation method

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

  Aboriginal n (%) non-Aboriginal n (%)
Disease Pre-linkage Sensitive Specific Pre-linkage Sensitive Specific
Chlamydia 1078 (25) 1161 (27) 1127 (26) 1789 (41) 2800 (65) 2766 (64)
Gonorrhoea 1085 (76) 1093 (76) 1086 (76) 307 (21) 335 (23) 328 (23)
Syphilis 137 (66) 138 (67) 137 (67) 45 (22) 67 (33) 66 (32)
Hepatitis B 61 (14) 64 (15) 64 (15) 317 (72) 344 (79) 344 (79)
Hepatitis C 134 (11) 153 (13) 138 (11) 706 (58) 1001 (82) 986 (81)
Total 2496 (33) 2610 (34) 2553 (34) 3164 (41) 4547 (60) 4490 (59)
  1. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) excluding Donovanosis
  2. Blood borne virus (BBV) notifications, excluding HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus)