Modeling Gonorrhea in a Population Divided into Eight Groups

  • Herbert W. Hethcote
  • James A. Yorke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 56)


In Chapters 4 and 5, the population was divided into two groups. Here the population is divided according to sex, the level of sexual activity and whether the infections are symptomatic or asymptomatic. There are eight groups representing the eight combinations, such as the male-highly active-asymptomatic group. This population dynamics model is used to compare the effectiveness of six control methods for gonorrhea involving population screening and contact tracing of selected groups. A condensed version of the results in this chapter appeared in a paper (Hethcote, Yorke and Nold, 1982).


Control Procedure Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Active Person Endemic Equilibrium Population Screening 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert W. Hethcote
    • 1
  • James A. Yorke
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Physical Science and TechnologyCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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