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STD-6.1 Data Details

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STD-6.1 Reduce gonorrhea rates among females aged 15 to 44 years

About the Data: National

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

Data Source: 
Population Estimates
STD Surveillance System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
per 100,000
Baseline (Year): 
279.9 (2008)
Target: 
251.9
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of new reported cases of gonorrhea among females aged 15-44 years in the past 12 months

Denominator: 

Number of females aged 15-44 years

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
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.

About the Data: State

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the state-level data.

Data Source: 
Population Estimates
STD Surveillance System
Measure: 
per 100,000
Numerator: 

Number of new reported cases of gonorrhea among females aged 15-44 years in the past 12 months

Denominator: 

Number of females aged 15-44 years

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
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 285.0 to 279.9 new cases per 100,000 females aged 15-44 years due to reporting delays. The target was adjusted from 257.0 to 251.9 new cases per 100,000 females aged 15-44 years to reflect the revised baseline using the original target setting method. In 2015, the denominator data source name was revised from Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010 to Population Estimates. The numerator data source, baseline estimate, target, and target-setting method remain unchanged.