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STD-7.2 Data Details

STD-7.2 Reduce domestic transmission of primary and secondary syphilis among males

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)
7.4 (2008)
Target
6.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of new reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis among males in the past 12 months
Denominator
Number of males
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Rates are based on individual-level case report data of males with primary and secondary syphilis 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.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 25-3 in that objective 25-3 addressed syphilis transmission among all persons. Healthy People 2020 measures syphilis transmission separately for males and females. This objective addresses syphilis among males.

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 7.6 new cases per 100,000 males to 7.4 new cases per 100,000 males due to reporting delays. The target was adjusted from 6.8 new cases per 100,000 males to 6.7 new cases per 100,000 males to reflect the revised baseline using the original target setting method. The objective text was revised from "Reduce sustained domestic transmission of primary and secondary syphilis among males" to "Reduce domestic transmission of primary and secondary syphilis among males".