Table 1

Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma genitalium and Chlamydia trachomatis infection in MSM and MSW in relation to age and ethnicity

T. vaginalisM. genitaliumC. trachomatis
TotalNPer centNPer centNPer cent
Age* (years)
 Other European‡1080010.932.8
 Dutch Antilles¶39000037.7
 Other European‡5411.947.459.3
 Dutch Antilles¶9433.277.488.5
  • *No significant age trends were observed in MSM for any of the infections (T. vaginalis; no observed cases, M. genitalium; p=0.132 and C. trachomatis; p=0.101). Except for C. trachomatis, where the infection was more prevalent in the younger age groups (p≤0.001), no significant age trends were observed in MSW either (T. vaginalis; p=0.235 and M. genitalium; p=0.596).

  • †Significant differences between MSM and MSW were found for T. vaginalis infection (p=0.007) and for C. trachomatis infection (p=0.027), but not for M. genitalium (p=0.131).

  • ‡Also includes Turkish.

  • §Includes North and Sub-Saharan African.

  • ¶Also includes Surinamese.

  • MSM, men who have sex with men; MSW, men who have sex with women.