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STD-6.2 Data Details

STD-6.2 Reduce gonorrhea rates among males aged 15 to 44 years

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
STD Surveillance System (STDSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau (CDC/NCHS and Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
216.5 (2008)
Target
194.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of new reported cases of gonorrhea among males aged 15-44 years in the past 12 months
Denominator
Number of males aged 15-44 years
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Rates are based on individual-level gonorrhea case report data electronically sent to CDC through the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS) and U.S. Census population data. The race categories used in this report were introduced to the NETSS record in 2008. As of 2011, 46 states and the District of Columbia report using the new format. Race and ethnicity will not be displayed until 100% of states report using the new format.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The original baseline was revised in 2013 from 220.0 to 216.5 new cases per 100,000 males aged 15-44 years due to reporting delays. The target was adjusted from 198.0 to 194.8 new cases per 100,000 males aged 15-44 years to reflect the revised baseline using the original target setting method.