Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: We appreciate the comments of Dr
Gaydos and colleagues highlighting their important work in military populations.
Although we observed an overall prevalence of chlamydia infection of 4.19%,
the prevalence in military recruits was higher. This difference is not surprising
given the differences in the study populations. However, we believe that the
direct comparison of their prevalence estimates and our recent estimates from
Add Health is not appropriate.
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