We estimated the fraction of antibiotic prescribing in the United States attributable to gonorrhea. Gonorrhea contributes to an outsized proportion of antibiotic prescriptions in young adults, males, and in the southern and western United States. A gonococcal vaccine could substantially reduce antibiotic prescribing in these populations.
Keywords: antibiotic prescribing; antibiotic resistance; gonorrhea; vaccine.
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