Risk Factors for Gonorrhea
List of Risk Factors for Gonorrhea
The list of risk factors mentioned for Gonorrhea in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Any sexually active person can
be infected with gonorrhea. In the United States, approximately 75% of all
reported gonorrhea is found in younger persons aged 15 to 29 years. The
highest rates of infection are usually found in 15- to 19-year-old women
and 20- to 24-year-old men. In 1999, 77% of the total number of cases of
gonorrhea reported to the CDC occurred among African
Americans. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: DSTD)
Risks factors for Gonorrhea: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Gonorrhea:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Gonorrhea are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Gonorrhea
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Gonorrhea.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Gonorrhea.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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