What are racial predilections of gonococcal arthritis?

Updated: Jan 12, 2019
  • Author: Victoria Fernandes Sullivan, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Gonococcal infection is most common in African Americans. [4] Cases per 100,000 by race/ethnicity were as follows in 2016:

  • Blacks -  481.2
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives - 242.9
  • Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders - 165.8
  • Hispanics - 95.9
  • Whites - 55.7
  • Asians - 28.3

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