Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Challenges in the Contemporary Management of Syphilis among Pregnant Women in New Orleans, LA

Table 1

Maternal demographics and syphilis characteristics: N = 73.

Age (years):25.2 ± 6.2
Gravidity:2.9 ± 2.0
Parity:2.5 ± 1.6

Race:
 (i) African American65 (90.3)
 (ii) White3, (4.2)
 (iii) Hispanic4, (5.6)
 (iv) Other1, (1.4%)

Complete Prenatal Care (>3 visits)65, (89.0)

Number of Prenatal Visits:8.8 ± 4.3

Gestational Age at First Prenatal Visit (weeks):14.1 ± 7.6

Prior Preterm Birth:10, (13.7)

Substance Abuse:14, (19.4)

Syphilis Characteristics

Stage of Syphilis
 Primary10, (13.7)
 Secondary3, (4.1)
 Early Latent1, (1.4)
 Late Latent/unknown59, (80.1)

Gestational Age at Diagnosis (Weeks):16.9 ± 10.6

Titer at Diagnosis, n = 70
 1:4 or less32, (45.7)
 1:8 to 1:3228, (40%
 1:64 or greater10, (14.3)

Year of Diagnosis
 20136, (8.2)
 201410, (13.7)
 201513, (17.8)
 201618, (24.7)
 201726, (35.6)

Health Department Notified of Syphilis Diagnosis/treatment confirmed1, (1.4)

PCN allergic6, (8.2)
 Desensitized6 (100%)

Correct Penicillin Administration 43, (58.9)
 Primary5, (11.6)
 Secondary2, (4.7)
 Early Latent1, (2.3)
 Late Latent or unknown35, (81.4)

Incorrect treatment 30, (41)
 Primary3, (10.0)
 Secondary1, (3.3)
 Early Latent0
 Late Latent or unknown26, (86.6)

Data are n, (%) or mean SD.
p value = .771 for difference in correct/incorrect treatment according to stage of disease.

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