TABLE 1.

Characteristics of study population by gendera

CharacteristicMen (n = 87)Women (n = 43)P
Age (yr [mean ± SD])26.5 ± 7.322.8 ± 5.70.004
No. (%) of subjects
    Race
        African American86 (97.7)38 (88.4)0.02
        White1 (1.1)5 (11.6)
    Marital status
        Single77 (88.5)40 (93.0)0.66
        Married7 (8.1)3 (7.0)
        Divorced or other3 (3.4)0 (0.0)
    Reason for visit
        Symptoms79 (90.8)10 (23.3)<0.001
        Contact1 (1.1)12 (27.9)
        Positive laboratory test1 (1.2)14 (32.6)
        Other6 (6.9)7 (16.2)
    Symptoms
        Discharge76 (87.4)9 (20.9)<0.001
        Dysuria52 (59.8)1 (2.3)<0.001
    Treatment for gonorrhea within the last year
        Yes37 (42.5)7 (16.3)0.003
        No50 (57.5)36 (83.7)
    Treated for other STDs
        Yes21 (24.1)22 (51.2)0.002
        No66 (75.8)21 (48.8)
    With the following no. of part- ners within the last 6 mo:
        123 (26.4)23 (53.5)0.29
        228 (32.2)11 (25.6)
        3 or more36 (41.4)9 (20.9)
    With a new partner within the last 30 days
        No58 (66.7)37 (86.1)0.02
        Yes29 (33.3)6 (13.9)
Number of days with discharge (mean ± SE)3.5 ± 4.06.9 ± 4.60.02
  • a A total of 130 patients were evaluated.