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Examining the impact of federally-funded syphilis elimination activities in the USA.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18952341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1999, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a national syphilis elimination plan. Using state-level syphilis incidence data from 1997 to 2005, we found that greater amounts of state-level funding for syphilis elimination in a given year were associated with lower state-level syphilis rates in subsequent years. The findings suggest that federally-funded syphilis elimination activities are having a notable impact on syphilis rates. The recent increases in syphilis in the United States might have been much more pronounced had there been no syphilis elimination activities.
Harrell Chesson; Kwame Owusu-Edusei
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-26     Completed Date:  2009-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2059-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Financing, Government / trends*
Health Promotion / economics*
Program Evaluation
Public Health
Syphilis / epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
United States / epidemiology
Young Adult

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