JAMA: Prevalence of HPV Infection Among Females in the United States
Posted by Clark Venable on 2/27/2007
Prevalence of HPV Infection Among Females in the United States [free full text]
"Our study provides the first national estimate of prevalent HPV infection among females aged 14 to 59 years in the United States. Overall, HPV prevalence was high (26.8%), and prevalence was highest among females aged 20 to 24 years [ed. where it was 44%]. Our data indicate that the burden of prevalent HPV infection among women was higher than previous estimates. However, the prevalence of HPV vaccine types was relatively low."
Remember, prevalence is the proportion of cases that are present at a single point in time.
For a background primer on HPV infection, see the excellent JAMA Patient Page.
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