Analysis of the sociodemography of gonorrhoea in Leeds, 1989-93.
To investigate the epidemiology of gonorrhoea in an urban area in the United Kingdom.
Analysis of all cases of gonorrhoea with regard to age, sex, ethnic group, and socioeconomic group with 1991 census data as a denominator.
Leeds, a comparatively large urban area (population around 700 000) in the United Kingdom.
All residents of Leeds with culture proved cases of gonorrhoea during 1989-93.
Main outcome measure
Relative risk of gonorrhoea.
Sex, age, race, and socioeconomic group and area of residence were all independently predictive of risk of infection.
Young black men aged 20-29 were at highest risk, with incidences of 3-4% per year.
Black subjects were 10 times more likely than white subjects to acquire infection, and subjects from the most deprived socioeconomic areas were more than four times more likely than those from the most affluent areas to acquire infection.
Different ethnic and socioeconomic groups vary in their risk of infection with gonorrhoea within an urban area.
Targeted interventions and screening to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted disease are now priorities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gonococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Dépistage, Epidémiologie, Aspect social, Démographie, Facteur risque, Milieu culturel, Evaluation, Homme, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Appareil génital pathologie, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gonococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Medical screening, Epidemiology, Social aspect, Demography, Risk factor, Cultural environment, Evaluation, Human, Sexually transmitted disease, Genital diseases, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0351329
Code Inist : 002B05F02. Création : 12/09/1997.