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Socioeconomic differences in sexually transmitted disease rates among black and white adolescents, San Francisco, 1990 to 1992.
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PMID:  7485669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper examines the effect of socioeconomic position on the differences in the 3-year rates (1990 to 1992) of reported cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia between Black and White adolescents, aged 12 to 20 years, residing in San Francisco. The crude relative risks for Blacks were 23.4 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 20.4, 27.8) for gonorrhea and 9.3 (95% CI = 8.3, 10.3) for chlamydia. Adjusting for poverty and occupational status, the relative risks were 28.7 (95% CI = 22.5, 36.1) for gonorrhea and 8.9 (95% CI = 7.4, 10.6) for chlamydia. This study demonstrates that factors other than poverty and occupational status account for the racial/ethnic differences in the rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia among adolescents in San Francisco.
J M Ellen; R P Kohn; G A Bolan; S Shiboski; N Krieger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-05     Completed Date:  1995-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1546-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94103-2609, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Chlamydia Infections / ethnology*
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Gonorrhea / ethnology*
Poisson Distribution
San Francisco / epidemiology
Social Class*
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