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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STD-3.1 Sexually active females on Medicaid screened for genital Chlamydia (percent, 16–20 years)
2020 Target = 70.9 Increase desired
At baseline, 52.7 percent of sexually active females aged 16 to 20 years enrolled in Medicaid plans were screened for genital Chlamydia infections during the measurement year, as reported in 2008. The target is 70.9 percent, based on a target-setting method of Projection/trend analysis.
Data Source: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
STD-3.2 Sexually active females on Medicaid screened for genital Chlamydia (percent, 21–24 years)
2020 Target = 80.0 Increase desired
At baseline, 59.4 percent of sexually active females aged 21 to 24 years enrolled in Medicaid plans were screened for genital Chlamydia infections during the measurement year, as reported in 2008. The target is 80.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of Projection/trend analysis.
Data Source: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
STD-6.1 New cases of gonorrhea among females (per 100,000 population, 15–44 years)
By Age group
2020 Target = 251.9 Decrease desired
At baseline, 279.9 new cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 females aged 15 to 44 years were reported in 2008. The target is 251.9 new cases, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: STD Surveillance System (STDSS), CDC/NCHHSTP; Population Estimates, Census
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
STD-6.2 New cases of gonorrhea among males (per 100,000 population, 15–44 years)
By Age group
2020 Target = 194.8 Decrease desired
At baseline, 216.5 new cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 males aged 15 to 44 years were reported in 2008. The target is 194.8 new cases, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: STD Surveillance System (STDSS), CDC/NCHHSTP; Population Estimates, Census
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 NATIONAL SNAPSHOTS

A User's Guide

  1. National snapshots provide a visual display of progress for selected objectives in each Healthy People 2020 Topic Area, whenever data are available.

  2. The snapshot heading describes the snapshot theme, the population to which the snapshot applies (when needed for clarification), and the data year(s). The snapshot heading is not meant to capture the full scientific scope of the objective(s) that is (are) displayed. The user can find complete technical information about the objective(s) in the Data Details.

  3. The snapshot visual display is generally one of three types: a line graph, a bar chart, or a map. 

  4. The snapshot notes and footnotes indicate any technical information about the data that the user needs to correctly interpret the visual display, together with any key data limitations (when applicable). Although the snapshots are intended to be standalone, the user should consult the objective(s) Data Details for the full range of methodology issues that may impact interpretation.

  5. The snapshot source(s) indicate the data source(s) used to create the visual display.

  6. Age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

  7. Education and income are the primary measures of socioeconomic status in Healthy People 2020. Unless otherwise noted, income is defined as a family’s income before taxes; thus, the terms “income” and “family income” are used interchangeably in the snapshots.

  8. To facilitate comparisons among groups and over time, while adjusting for family size and for inflation, Healthy People 2020 categorizes family income using the Poverty Threshold (PT), sometimes also referred to as the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), developed by the Census Bureau. Unless otherwise overridden by considerations specific to the data system, the five categories of family income primarily used are: 

    1. Below the PT (i.e., less than 100% of the PT) 

    2. At 100%–199% of the PT 

    3. At 200%–399% of the PT 

    4. At 400%–599% of the PT 

    5. At or above 600% of the PT.

  9. A snapshot narrative paragraph highlights some key features of the visual display. The narrative text is not meant to provide an exhaustive analysis of the data displayed. For a more in-depth analysis, the user should refer to the applicable data table(s) and objective(s) Data Details.

  10. The user should keep in mind the following: 

    1. When two rates or proportions are highlighted for comparison (and measures of variability are available), the user may interpret the highlighted difference to be statistically significant at the 0.05 level, unless otherwise stated.

    2. Only selected differences are highlighted in the narrative text. Differences visible in the visual data display but not highlighted in the text still may well be statistically significant.

Revised: Monday, August 25, 2014