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Prevalence of HPV infection among females in the United States.
CONTEXT Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is estimated to be the most common sexually transmitted infection. Baseline population prevalence data for HPV infection in the United States beforeExpand
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The prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in the United States, 1988 through 1994.
BACKGROUND Because many persons with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are asymptomatic, population-based serologic studies are needed to estimate the prevalence of the infection and toExpand
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Elevated C-reactive protein levels in overweight and obese adults.
CONTEXT Human adipose tissue expresses and releases the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 6, potentially inducing low-grade systemic inflammation in persons with excess body fat. OBJECTIVE ToExpand
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The Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States, 1999 through 2002
Context The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), conducted between 1988 and 1994, indicated that 1.8% of people in the United States had been infected with hepatitis CExpand
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Toxoplasma gondii infection in the United States: seroprevalence and risk factors.
Infection with Toxoplasma gondii can cause severe illness when the organism is contracted congenitally or when it is reactivated in immune-suppressed persons. To determine the prevalence of T. gondiiExpand
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Trends in herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 seroprevalence in the United States.
CONTEXT Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 are common infections worldwide. Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is the cause of most genital herpes and is almost always sexuallyExpand
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The prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among reproductive-age women in the United States, 2001-2004.
BACKGROUND Trichomonas vaginalis infection is a common sexually transmitted protozoal infection and is associated with several adverse health outcomes, such as preterm birth, delivery of a low-birthExpand
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Estimating future hepatitis C morbidity, mortality, and costs in the United States.
OBJECTIVES This study estimated future morbidity, mortality, and costs resulting from hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS We used a computer cohort simulation of the natural history of HCV in the USExpand
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Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Female Adolescents Aged 14 to 19 in the United States
OBJECTIVE: Most young women initiate sexual activity during adolescence; risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) accompanies this initiation. In this study we estimated the prevalence of theExpand
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The prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States in the era of vaccination.
BACKGROUND Our objective was to assess trends in the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the United States after widespread hepatitis B vaccination. METHODS The prevalence of HBVExpand
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