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Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis Among Civilian, Noninstitutionalized Male and Female Population Aged 14 to 59 Years

United States, 2013 to 2016

Flagg, Elaine W. PhD, MS; Meites, Elissa MD, MPH; Phillips, Christi BS; Papp, John PhD; Torrone, Elizabeth A. PhD

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001013

Among the US civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 14 to 59 years in 2013 to 2016, prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in urine was 1.3% overall. Prevalence was 2.1% among females, 0.5% among males, and highest at 9.6% among non-Hispanic black females. Estimate instability limited analysis of factors beyond sex, age, and race/Hispanic ethnicity.

Among US female participants aged 14 to 59 years in 2013 to 2016, urine prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis was 1.3%. Prevalence was higher among female participants (2.1%), particularly black female participants (9.6%), versus male participants (0.5%).

From the Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Correspondence: Elaine W. Flagg, PhD, MS, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS - US12-2, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027. E-mail:

Received for publication February 15, 2019, and accepted April 21, 2019.

Online date: May 30, 2019

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