Race and the prevalence of syphilis seroreactivity in the United States population: a national sero-epidemiologic study.

@article{Hahn1989RaceAT,
  title={Race and the prevalence of syphilis seroreactivity in the United States population: a national sero-epidemiologic study.},
  author={R. A. Hahn and Laurence S. Magder and Sevgi O. Aral and Robert E. Johnson and Stine Anna Larsen},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1989},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={467-70}
}
We used the 1978 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to examine the prevalence of positive syphilis serologies in the US population. Analysis of risk markers--gender, age, marital status, education, income, and residence--indicates that all except gender are associated with syphilis seroreactivity, independent of race. Controlling for associated risk markers, the Black-White odds ratio of syphilis seroreactivity is 4.7 (95% CI = 2.7, 8.2). Current knowledge of racial differences in… CONTINUE READING

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