Figure 27

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In 2018, the proportion of STD clinic patients who tested positive for gonorrhea varied by sex and sex of sex partners, as well as age group. The overall prevalence, represented by the average of the mean value by nine of the 10 SSuN jurisdictions, where data was available, was 20.5% for MSM, 9.1% for MSW, and 5.4% for women. Among those attending these clinics, MSM disproportionately had higher positivity rates when compared to MSW and women in all age groups. Although overall gonorrhea positivity rates declined with increasing age for women, MSM, and MSW, a slower decline by age was observed in MSM <40 years of age.