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Genital warts among 18- to 59-year-olds in the United States, national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999--2004.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18360316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Genital warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV); over 90% are due to HPV types 6 and 11. We determined the percentage of persons who reported having been diagnosed with genital warts in the United States from 1999--2004. METHODS: We collected genital wart diagnosis history and sociodemographic and sexual behavior data from 8849 sexually active men and women aged 18 to 59 years as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999--2004. RESULTS: Overall, 5.6% of 18-to 59-year olds reported having ever been diagnosed with genital warts. The percentage was higher in women (7.2%, 95% CI, 6.2%-8.4%) than in men (4%, 95% CI, 3.2%-5.0%). History of genital wart diagnosis peaked among 25- to 34-year-old women (10.4%) and 35- to 44-year-old men (6.0%). Sex, age, race/ethnicity, number of lifetime sex partners, and cocaine/street drug use were associated with genital warts in multivariate analysis. CONCLUSIONS: These are the first national data on the burden of genital warts in the United States. The substantial burden of genital warts could be reduced by a prophylactic HPV vaccine to types 6 and 11.
Thu-Ha Dinh; Maya Sternberg; Eileen F Dunne; Lauri E Markowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sexually transmitted diseases     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0148-5717     ISO Abbreviation:  Sex Transm Dis     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-27     Completed Date:  2008-05-20     Revised Date:  2008-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705941     Medline TA:  Sex Transm Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Condylomata Acuminata* / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Health Surveys*
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Nutrition Surveys*
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners
Substance-Related Disorders
United States
Comment In:
Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Apr;35(4):361-2   [PMID:  18362857 ]
Erratum In:
Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Aug;35(8):772-3

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