- Year: 2013
- Author: Hui, Ben B; Gray, Richard T; Wilson, David P; Ward, James S; Smith, Anthony M A; Philip, David J; Law, Matthew G; Hocking, Jane S; Regan, David G
- Journal Name: BMC Infectious Diseases
- Journal Number: 13
- Publisher: BioMed Central
- Published Location: London, United Kingdom
- ISBN: 14712334
- Country: Australia
or almost two decades, chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosis rates in remote Indigenous communities have been up to 30 times higher than for non-Indigenous Australians. The high levels of population movement known to occur between remote communities may contribute to these high rates.
High population mobility is likely to contribute to the high levels of STIs observed in remote Indigenous communities of Australia. More detailed data on mobility patterns and sexual behaviour of travellers will be invaluable for designing and assessing STI control programs in highly mobile communities.