Table 9. Gonorrhea — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by Age Group and Sex, United States, 2016-2020

Table 9. Gonorrhea — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by Age Group and Sex, United States, 2016-2020
Year Age Group
Cases
Rates per 100,000 Population*
Total Male Female Unknown Sex Total Male Female
2016 0-4 187 72 113 2 0.9 0.7 1.2
5-9 98 16 81 1 0.5 0.2 0.8
10-14 2,436 498 1,929 9 11.8 4.7 19.1
15-19 80,172 30,316 49,710 146 379.4 280.7 481.3
20-24 138,130 71,967 65,930 233 617.2 626.3 605.4
25-29 101,283 62,189 38,881 213 442.5 534.7 345.3
30-34 57,646 38,193 19,306 147 264.6 348.2 178.5
35-39 34,058 23,744 10,230 84 163.9 228.8 98.4
40-44 19,104 14,116 4,935 53 97.0 144.4 49.7
45-54 24,142 19,762 4,330 50 56.4 93.6 20.0
55-64 8,138 6,947 1,178 13 19.6 34.7 5.5
65+ 1,599 1,403 191 5 3.2 6.4 0.7
Unknown Age 1,521 810 685 26
TOTAL 468,514 270,033 197,499 982 145.0 169.7 120.4
2017 0-4 203 56 144 3 1.0 0.5 1.5
5-9 110 19 90 1 0.5 0.2 0.9
10-14 2,725 507 2,212 6 13.1 4.8 21.7
15-19 92,608 34,918 57,573 117 438.2 323.3 557.3
20-24 155,862 81,036 74,578 248 704.7 714.0 692.5
25-29 121,880 75,123 46,577 180 521.5 631.2 406.1
30-34 71,603 47,342 24,157 104 325.9 426.9 222.0
35-39 43,792 30,277 13,448 67 206.3 285.2 126.7
40-44 24,108 17,753 6,331 24 122.7 182.0 64.0
45-54 29,428 23,803 5,580 45 69.4 113.9 26.0
55-64 10,867 9,311 1,538 18 25.9 46.0 7.1
65+ 2,063 1,818 233 12 4.1 8.1 0.8
Unknown Age 359 206 126 27
TOTAL 555,608 322,169 232,587 852 170.6 200.8 140.7
2018 0-4 224 77 142 5 1.1 0.8 1.5
5-9 111 13 98 0 0.5 0.1 1.0
10-14 2,683 509 2,168 6 12.8 4.8 21.2
15-19 91,373 34,614 56,628 131 433.1 321.2 548.6
20-24 157,708 81,813 75,663 232 721.0 730.4 709.0
25-29 129,385 80,216 48,991 178 549.1 667.4 424.4
30-34 80,507 53,362 27,026 119 363.7 476.8 246.9
35-39 48,399 33,556 14,769 74 224.4 311.0 137.1
40-44 26,953 19,552 7,353 48 136.7 199.6 74.1
45-54 31,270 25,092 6,132 46 75.1 122.2 29.1
55-64 12,091 10,399 1,675 17 28.6 51.0 7.7
65+ 2,332 2,036 283 13 4.4 8.7 1.0
Unknown Age 369 162 146 61
TOTAL 583,405 341,401 241,074 930 178.3 211.9 145.2
2019 0-4 218 72 137 9 1.1 0.7 1.4
5-9 106 20 84 2 0.5 0.2 0.9
10-14 2,646 522 2,113 11 12.7 4.9 20.8
15-19 93,379 35,402 57,758 219 443.5 329.5 560.3
20-24 162,298 83,278 78,700 320 750.2 752.6 744.7
25-29 135,711 84,207 51,260 244 577.3 701.5 445.6
30-34 87,990 58,749 29,045 196 392.3 517.4 262.2
35-39 53,587 36,866 16,614 107 246.5 338.7 153.1
40-44 30,362 21,871 8,417 74 152.4 220.8 84.0
45-54 33,316 26,356 6,884 76 81.5 130.7 33.3
55-64 13,630 11,683 1,916 31 32.1 57.0 8.7
65+ 2,703 2,350 336 17 5.0 9.8 1.1
Unknown Age 446 210 95 141
TOTAL 616,392 361,586 253,359 1,447 187.8 223.7 152.1
2020 0-4 294 90 188 16 1.5 0.9 2.0
5-9 107 13 91 3 0.5 0.1 0.9
10-14 2,958 582 2,368 8 14.2 5.5 23.3
15-19 103,391 39,656 63,542 193 491.1 369.0 616.4
20-24 182,880 90,894 91,618 368 845.4 821.5 866.9
25-29 145,825 87,378 58,127 320 620.3 727.9 505.3
30-34 99,228 64,453 34,590 185 442.4 567.6 312.3
35-39 58,623 38,898 19,604 121 269.7 357.4 180.6
40-44 34,060 23,807 10,164 89 171.0 240.3 101.5
45-54 32,900 25,152 7,663 85 80.5 124.7 37.0
55-64 13,771 11,678 2,063 30 32.4 57.0 9.4
65+ 2,831 2,470 343 18 5.2 10.3 1.1
Unknown Age 901 480 305 116
TOTAL 677,769 385,551 290,666 1,552 206.5 238.5 174.5
* No population data are available for unknown sex and age; therefore, rates are not calculated.

NOTE: Cases in the 0–4 age group may include cases due to perinatal transmission. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced uncertainty and difficulty in interpreting 2020 case data. See Impact of COVID-19 on STDs for more information.

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