Ethnic differences in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were examined in a sample of 205 female adolescents receiving care at two family planning clinics in Houston, Texas.
New infection and reinfection rates following treatment were also investigated.
Black teens had a higher rate of past STDs than did Hispanic or White teens.
However, there were no differences in rates at the time of the clinic visit.
Of the 143 (69.8%) teens who returned for follow-up care, 21 (14.7%) had new infections ; Black teens had the highest rate.
The findings indicated that programs for teens need to address cultural, ethnic, and gender issues.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0406371
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.