Figure 18

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Line graph showing rates of reported cases of gonorrhea in the United States by sex from 2009 to 2018. As was observed during 2014–2017, the rate of reported gonorrhea cases among males was higher than the rate among females in 2018. During 2017–2018, the gonorrhea rate among males increased 6.0% (from 200.8 to 212.8 cases per 100,000 males) and the rate among females increased 3.6% (from 140.7 to 145.8 cases per 100,000 females). During 2014–2018, the rate among males increased 78.7% (from 119.1 to 212.8 cases per 100,000 males) and the rate among females increased 45.2% (from 100.4 to 145.8 cases per 100,000 females).