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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Synopsis

Trichomonas vaginalis, HIV, and African-Americans

Frank Sorvillo*Comments to Author , Lisa Smith*, Peter Kerndt†, and Lawrence Ash*
Author affiliations: *University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California;; †Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California

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Table 2

Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis among women, by race, United States

City (ref) Overall Trichomonas prevalence (%) Trichomonas prevalence in blacks Trichomonas prevalence in non-blacks ORa
New York (18) 47 51 35 1.6
San Francisco (29) 11 28 9 3.7
5 cities (27) 13 23 6 4.4
Philadelphia (35) 16 30 11 3.6
New York (22) 27 population 92% black
New York (25) 20 population 83% black
Baltimore (24) 26 population 96% black
New York (23) 20 population 90% black
Baltimore (26) 25 population 100% black
Birmingham (28) 21 population 89% black
Providence (32) 3 population 87% black

a Estimated odds ratio.

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