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August 18, 2004

Prevalence of Chlamydial and Gonococcal Infections Among Young Adults—Reply

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(7):801. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.801-b

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.