Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blacks, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis

Blacks, who represent 12% of the U.S. population, accounted for about 71% of reported gonorrhea cases and almost half of all chlamydia and syphilis cases in 2008. In addition, black women 15 to 19 had the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Sixty-three percent of syphilis cases were among men who have sex with men.

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