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.
The original baseline was revised from 285.0 to 279.9 due to reporting delays. The target was adjusted from 257.0 to 251.9 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target setting method.