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Table A17–1 Incidence of N.gonorrhea Infection in Women and Men

Age Groups

Female Population

Incidence Rates (per 100,000)

% Distribution of Cases

Cases

<1

1,933,000

0.00

0.0000

0

1–4

7,905,000

29.10

0.0050

2,300

5–14

18,554,000

111.57

0.0450

20,700

15–24

17,747,000

1,555.19

0.6000

276,000

25–34

20,835,000

662.35

0.3000

138,000

35–44

21,238,000

75.81

0.0350

16,100

45–54

15,447,000

29.78

0.0100

4,600

55–64

11,140,000

20.65

0.0050

2,300

65–74

10,544,000

0.00

0.0000

0

75–84

6,814,000

0.00

0.0000

0

85+

2,593,000

0.00

0.0000

0

Total

134,750,000

341.37

1.0000

460,000

Age Groups

Male Population

Incidence Rates (per 100,000)

% Distribution of Cases

Cases

<1

2,030,000

0.00

0.0000

0

1–4

8,314,000

32.48

0.0050

2,700

5–14

19,502,000

124.60

0.0450

24,300

15–24

18,516,000

1,749.84

0.6000

324,000

25–34

20,835,000

777.54

0.3000

162,000

35–44

20,911,000

90.38

0.0350

18,900

45–54

14,777,000

36.54

0.0100

5,400

55–64

10,101,000

26.73

0.0050

2,700

65–74

8,420,000

0.00

0.0000

0

75–84

4,274,000

0.00

0.0000

0

85+

1,005,000

0.00

0.0000

0

Total

128,685,000

419.63

1.0000

540,000

For the purposes of the calculations in this report, the committee assumed that 15% of cases in men are asymptomatic and untreated. The overwhelming utility index and length of time spent in the health state range from .85 HUI for 7 days (cervicitis) to .46 HUI for 2 days (surgery for PID) to .6 HUI for more than 20 years (chronic pelvic pain).

For the purposes of the calculations in this report, the committee assumed that 15% of cases in men are asymptomatic and untreated. The overwhelming proportion of symptomatic cases involve urethritis, which was assumed to be associated with an HUI of .84 and 7 days duration. A small percentage of men infected with gonorrhea experience epididymitis. The HUI and length of time spent in the health state for these manifestations range from .84 HUI for 7 days (urethritis) to .3 HUI for 3 days (hospitalization for epididymitis).

A small fraction of both men and women infected with gonorrhea experience disseminated infections. Hospitalization for these patients is associated with an HUI of .52 for 4 days; outpatient treatment is associated with a week of a higher HUI state. See Table A17–2 for a summary of the disease states associated with gonorrhea infections.



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