Although rates of gonorrhea
infections in the U.
S. Have declined, significant racial, gender, and regional disparities remain, and in some cases, are worsening. In 2003, the reported rates among african americans were 655.8 vs. 32.7 cases in caucasians per 100, 000 population. In 2003, rates among african americans were 20 times higher than whites. In 1981, it was 11 times higher.