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STD Trends in the United States: 2010 National Data for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

Snapshot: Sexually Transmitted Diseases in 2010



Complex table of graphics showing a snapshot of STD Trends in the United States. Columns from left to right are 1) Gonorrhea 2)Chlamydia and 3) Syphilis.

Row 1) Current Burden

Gonorrhea
100.8 reported cases per 100,000 people

Chlamydia
426.0 reported cases per 100,000 people

Syphilis
4.5 reported cases per 100,000 people

Row 2) Trends Over Time
Sub-row 1) 4 Years, 2006-2010

Gonorrhea cases at historically low levels / -16% since 2006 / dagger symbol

Chlamydia cases continue to increase, due to expanded screening / +24% since 2006 / dagger symbol

Once on verge of elimination, syphilis has increased since 2006 / +365 since 2006 / dagger symbol

Row 2) Trends Over Time
Sub-row 2) 10 Years, 2000-2010

Gonorrhea Rate / dagger symbol
2000: 128.7
2010: 100.8

Chlamydia Rate / dagger symbol
2000: 251.4
2010: 426.0
% of young women screened / see footnote 1
2000: 25.3%
2010: 48%

Syphilis Rate / dagger symbol
2000: 2.1
2010: 4.5

Row 3) Disparities

African Americans most affected by gonorrhea / dagger symbol
Black: 512.2
Hispanic: 63.2
White: 26.0

Chlamydia rate highest among young black women aged 15-19 / dagger symbol
Black: 7,719.1
Hispanic: 2,226.4
White: 1,172.1

Men most affected by syphilis / dagger symbol
Men: 7.9
Women: 1.1

† All rates are for reported cases per 100,000 people

1 Screening data are from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), which assesses the proportion of sexually active females between the ages of 15 and 25 screened for chlamydia. Available at www.ncqa.org

Source: CDC, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance, 2010.

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