Figure 15

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Line graph showing rates of reported cases of gonorrhea in the United States by region from 2009 to 2018. The South had the highest rate of reported gonorrhea cases (194.4 cases per 100,000 population) among the four regions of the United States in 2018, followed by the Midwest (184.5 cases per 100,000 population), the West (179.7 cases per 100,000 population), and the Northeast (138.4 cases per 100,000 population). During 2017–2018, the gonorrhea rate increased in all four regions: 8.5% in the Midwest, 7.4% in the West, 7.3% in the Northeast, and 1.3% in the South. During 2014–2018, the rate of gonorrhea increased by 79.9% (from 99.9 to 179.7 cases per 100,000 population) in the West and by 73.7% (from 106.2 to 184.5 cases per 100,000 population) in the Midwest, while the Northeast and South had lower overall increases during this time period (64.0% and 49.7%, respectively).