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Table 1 Selected characteristics of sexually infected gonorrhoea cases reported to the Norwegian surveillance system for communicable diseases (N = 1257), 2003–2007.

From: The epidemiology of gonorrhoea in Norway, 1993–2007: past victories, future challenges

Characteristic Selected categories Sexual transmission route
   Heterosexual   Homosexual Unspecified
   Women
n = 185 (%)
Men
n = 645 (%)
Men
n = 405 (%)
Men
n = 22
Age Median age in years 27 34 31 41
  10–19 years 32 (17) 25 (4) 20 (5) 0
  20–24 years 42 (23) 80 (12) 64 (16) 1
  25–34 years 59 (32) 216 (33) 160 (39) 5
  35–44 years 33 (18) 188 (29) 110 (27) 7
  ≥ 45 years 19 (10) 136 (21) 51 (13) 9
Residence Oslo city 64 (35) 229 (35) 310 (76) 13
  Other 121 (65) 416 (65) 95 (23) 9
Origin by birthplace Norwegian 131 (71) 505 (78) 350 (86) 21
  European, other 16 (9) 51 (8) 32 (8) 0
  Asian 23 (12) 60 (9) 8 (2) 0
  African 6 (3) 22 (3) 5 (1) 1
  Other 9 (5) 7 10 (2) 0
Reason for visiting Norway Temporary visit to Norway 15 (8) 19 (3) 13 (3) 0
  First generation immigrant 16 (9) 65 (10) 22 (5) 1
  Other, including permanent residents 154 (84) 561 (87) 370 (91) 21
Place of infection Infected abroad 55 (30) 364 (56) 62 (15) 2
     - In Thailand 14 (8) 155 (24) 3 (7) 0
  Infected in Norway 124 (67) 274 (43) 341 (84) 15
     - In Oslo 47 (2) 145 (22) 294 (73) 13
  Unknown 6 (3) 7 (1) 2 (0.5) 5
Source partner Steady partner 74 (40) 90 (14) 81 (20) 3
  Casual partner 84 (45) 388 (60) 280 (69) 4
  Prostitute 0 109 (17) 1 (0.2) 0
  Other 8 (4) 14 (2) 19 (5) 0
  Unknown 18 (10) 44 (7) 24 (6) 15
Indications for testing Symptoms 114 (62) 631 (98) 331 (82) 20
  Contact tracing 34 (18) 10 (1) 26 (6) 0
  Own request 14 (8) 2 (0.3) 13 (3) 0
  Blood donor 1 (0.5) 1 (0.2) 0 0
  Pregnancy 1 (0.5) / / /
  No specific reason 21 (11) 1 (0.2) 35 (8) 2
Diagnosed by General practitioner, private specialist 90 (49) 384 (59) 119 (29) 21
  STI clinic 51 (28) 215 (33) 267 (66) 0
  Hospital 24 (13) 13 (2) 5 (1) 0
  Youth clinic 12 (6) 15 (2) 6 (1) 0
  Other 8 (4) 18 (3) 8 (2) 1