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Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis among males and females aged 14–59 years

United States, 2013–2016

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

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001013
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Among the non-institutionalized U.S. population aged 14–59 years in 2013–2016, 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.

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.

Article summary: Among U.S. females aged 14–59 years in 2013–2016, urine prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis was 1.3%. Prevalence was higher among females (2.1%), particularly black females (9.6%), versus males (0.5%).

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