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Are there racial disparities in regards to chlamydia infection?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately, yes.

Blacks/african americans are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection.
2010 cdc data shows the rate for black/african american men and women is 1, 167.5 cases per 100, 000 people, american indians/alaskan natives is 592.8 cases per 100, 000, hispanic/latinos is 369.6 cases per 100, 000, and white/caucasian is 138.7 cases per 100, 000.

In brief: Unfortunately, yes.

Blacks/african americans are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection.
2010 cdc data shows the rate for black/african american men and women is 1, 167.5 cases per 100, 000 people, american indians/alaskan natives is 592.8 cases per 100, 000, hispanic/latinos is 369.6 cases per 100, 000, and white/caucasian is 138.7 cases per 100, 000.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes in US.

According to the cdc, incidence of std including chlmaydia is higher among minorities.
But this is more likely due to socioeconomic factors than racial predisposition.

In brief: Yes in US.

According to the cdc, incidence of std including chlmaydia is higher among minorities.
But this is more likely due to socioeconomic factors than racial predisposition.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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