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October 1965

News and Notes

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(4):486-487. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600160142030

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Findings on STS in Adults.—  A current report from the National Center for Health Statistics, "Findings on the Serologic Test for Syphilis in Adults," is one of a series which describes and evaluates the plan, conduct, and findings of the first cycle of the Health Examination Survey. The report presents serologic findings as related to the demographic variables of age, sex, race, family income, education, place, marital status, and occupation, and compares the information with that obtained in other surveys.The report data were obtained from physical examinations of a nationwide probability sample of persons aged 18 to 79 made during the course of the survey. (from October 1959 through December 1962).In the course of each two-hour examination, a blood specimen was taken for various tests including serologic tests for syphilis (STS). These specimens were sent to the Public Health's Venereal Disease Research Laboratory in Chamblee, Georgia. There a

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