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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Chlamydia trachomatis, adolescents and young adults, 2008–2010

Decrease desired

STD-1.1 to 1.3 graph

Objectives STD-1.1, STD-1.2, STD-1.3

SOURCE: STD Surveillance System (STDSS), CDC/NCHHSTP.
NOTE: Data for the proportion of females aged 15–24 who had attended family planning clinics (objective STD-1.1), females aged 16–24 who were enrolled in a National Job Training Program (objective STD-1.2), and males aged 16–24 who were enrolled in a National Job Training Program (objective STD-1.3) in the past 12 months and had tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

The proportion of females aged 15–24 who had attended family planning clinics (objective STD-1.1) in the past 12 months and tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis infections increased 8.1% between 2008 and 2010, from 7.4% to 8.0%; whereas the proportion of females aged 16–24 who were enrolled in a National Job Training Program in the past 12 months and had tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis infections decreased 10.9% between 2008 and 2010, from 12.8% to 11.4%. On the other hand, the proportion of males aged 16–24 who were enrolled in a National Job Training Program in the past 12 months and had tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis infections increased 2.9% between 2008 and 2010, from 7.0% to 7.2%.


Chlamydia screening, sexually active adolescent and young females, 2008–2010

Increase desired

STD-3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2 graph

Objectives STD-3.1, STD-3.2, STD-4.1, STD-4.2

SOURCE: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
NOTE: Data are for the proportion of sexually active females aged 16–20 (objective STD-3.1) and aged 21–24 (objective STD-3.2) enrolled in Medicaid plans, and sexually active females aged 16–20 (objective STD-4.1) and aged 21–24 (objective STD-4.2) enrolled in commercial plans who were screened for genital Chlamydia infections.

The proportion of sexually active females aged 16–20 enrolled in Medicaid plans (objective STD-3.1) who were screened for genital Chlamydia infections increased 4.2% between 2008 and 2011, from 52.7% to 54.9%; whereas the proportion of sexually active females aged 21–24 enrolled in Medicaid plans (objective STD-3.2) who were screened for genital Chlamydia infections increased 6.7% between 2008 and 2011, from 59.4% to 63.4%. Similarly, the proportion of sexually active females aged 16–20 enrolled in commercial plans (objective STD-4.1) who were screened for genital Chlamydia infections increased 3.5% between 2008 and 2011, from 40.1% to 41.5%; whereas the proportion of sexually active females aged 21–24 enrolled in commercial plans (objective STD-4.2) who were screened for genital Chlamydia infections increased 11.3% between 2008 and 2011, from 43.5% to 48.4%.


Gonorrhea, females, 2008–2010

Decrease desired

STD-6.1 graph

Objective STD-6.1

SOURCE: STD Surveillance System (STDSS), CDC/NCHHSTP.
NOTE: Data are for new cases of gonorrhea among females aged 15–44 years.

The rate of new cases of gonorrhea among females aged 15–44 years decreased 8.3% between 2008 and 2010, from 279.9 to 256.8 per 100,000 population, and varied by age. For example, in 2010, females aged 18–24 years had 619.8 new cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 population, compared with 401.0 per 100,000 among females aged 15–17 years and 101.8 per 100,000 among females aged 25–44.


Gonorrhea, males, 2008–2010

Decrease desired

STD-6.2 graph

Objective STD-6.2

SOURCE: STD Surveillance System (STDSS), CDC/NCHHSTP.
NOTE: Data are for new cases of gonorrhea among males aged 15–44 years.

The rate of new cases of gonorrhea among males aged 15–44 years decreased 4.0% between 2008 and 2010, from 216.5 to 207.9 per 100,000 population, and varied by age. For example, in 2010, males aged 18–24 years had 415.0 new cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 population, compared with 143.1 per 100,000 among males aged 15–17 years and 139.1 per 100,000 among males aged 25–44.


Syphilis, females, 2008–2010

Decrease desired

STD-7.1 graph

Objective STD-7.1

SOURCE: STD Surveillance System (STDSS), CDC/NCHHSTP.
NOTE: Data are for new cases of primary and secondary syphilis among females aged 18–65 years.

The rate of new cases of primary and secondary syphilis among females aged 18–65 years decreased 21.4% between 2008 and 2010, from 1.4 to 1.1 per 100,000 population, and varied by age. For example, in 2010, females aged 18–44 years had 2.6 new cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 population, compared with 0.5 per 100,000 among females aged 45–64 and 0.0 per 100,000 among females aged 65 and over.


Syphilis, males, 2008–2010

Decrease desired

STD-7.2 graph

Objective STD-7.2

SOURCE: STD Surveillance System (STDSS), CDC/NCHHSTP.
NOTE: Data are for new cases of primary and secondary syphilis among males aged 18–65 years.

The rate of new cases of primary and secondary syphilis among males aged 18–65 years increased 6.8% between 2008 and 2010, from 7.4 to 7.9 per 100,000 population, and varied by age. For example, in 2010, males aged 18–44 years had 16.6 new cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 population, compared with 5.9 per 100,000 among males aged 45–64 and 0.6 per 100,000 among males aged 65 and over.

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