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Gonorrhea Statistics


  • It is estimated that around 800,000 cases of gonorrhea occur each year in the United States.
  • The cost of gonorrhea and its complications is around $1.1 billion dollars each year.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), caused by gonorrhea, affects one million women every year.
  • Cases of gonorrhea infection increased by 9% from 1997 to 1999 in the United States.
  • Gonorrhea cases peaked in the 1970s, then decreased, and are now increasing again.
  • Teenage girls account for the highest rates (percentage) of cases of gonorrhea.
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