Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2013

New South Wales results

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New South Wales results – Figures

New South Wales results –Tables


Trachoma program coverage

  • NSW undertook a mapping exercise in the Western NSW region.
  • Ten communities were identified by expert advice and local knowledge as being potentially at risk of trachoma and therefore screened (Table 5.1).

Screening coverage

  • Population screening coverage for trachoma in the 5-9 year-old age group was 72% (Table 5.1)

Clean face prevalence

  • Clean face prevalence was assessed in all communities that were screened.
  • The overall prevalence of clean faces among 5-9-year-old children in the screened communities was 96% (Table 5.1).

Trachoma prevalence

  • The prevalence of trachoma in children aged 5-9 years screened was 0.5% (Table 5.1)
  • Trachoma was found in only one community in the Western NSW region, at a prevalence of 6%.

Treatment delivery and coverage

  • Trachoma treatment strategies were applied in one community (Table 5.2).
  • The treatment strategy applied to this community was the treatment of active cases and all household contacts (Table 5.2).
  • The overall treatment coverage in all regions was 100% with 25 doses of azithromycin delivered.

Trichiasis

  • Trichiasis screening was not required to be undertaken in 2013.

Health Promotion

  • Health promotion activities were not provided in 2013 as part of the NSW trachoma mapping exercise.
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New South Wales results Figure

Figure 5.1 Trachoma prevalence in children aged 5-9 years, number of communities that were screened treated or both for trachoma and number of potentially at-risk communities in NSW, 2013

Figure 5.1 is a map illustrating the New South Wales (NSW) regions with shading advising of the trachoma prevalence  (screened and treated) in children aged 5-9 years. The Western New South Wales region screened 10 communities and had a prevalence of 0.5%.

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New South Wales results Tables

Table 5.1 Trachoma screening coverage, trachoma prevalence and clean face prevalence in children (5-14 years old) in Western New South Wales in 2013
Western NSW
* Jurisdictional estimate
Number of communities screened 10
Age group (years) 0-4 5-9 10-14 5-14
Children examined for clean face .. 608 81 689
Children with clean face .. 581 80 661
Clean face prevalence (%) .. 96 99 96
Estimated number* of Aboriginal children in communities .. 795 130 925
Children examined for trachoma .. 575 77 652
Trachoma screening coverage (%) .. 72 59 70
Children with active trachoma .. 3 0 3
Active trachoma prevalence (%) .. 0.5 0 0.5
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Table 5.2 Trachoma treatment coverage in New South Wales in 2013
Western NSW
Number of communities screened 1
Treatment strategy Active cases and all household contacts
Age group (years) 0-4 5-9 10-14 15+ All
Active cases requiring treatment 0 3 0 .. 3
Active cases received treatment .. 3 .. .. 3
Active case treatment coverage (%) .. 100 .. .. ..
Contacts requiring treatment 2 3 1 16 22
Contacts received treatment 2 3 1 16 22
Contacts treatment coverage (%) 100 100 100 100 100
Doses of azithromycin delivered 2 6 1 16 25
Overall treatment coverage (%) 100 100 100 100 100
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