Sexually transmitted infection prevalence and behavioral risk factors among Latino and non-Latino patients attending the Baltimore City STD clinics

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2010-03-15
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Summary: 
Background: Many studies have evaluated factors influencing STD/HIV disparities between African-American and white populations, but fewer have explicitly included Latinos for comparison.
 
Methods: We analyzed demographic and behavioral data captured in electronic medical records of patients first seen by a clinician in one of two Baltimore City public STD clinics between 2004 and 2007. Records from white, African-American, and Latino patients were included in the analysis.
Citation: 
Gindi RM, Erbelding EJ, Page KR. Sexually transmitted infection prevalence and behavioral risk factors among Latino and non-Latino patients attending the Baltimore City STD clinics. Sex Transm Dis. 2010 Mar;37(3):191-6. PMID: 19910863. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181bf55a0.