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STD-7.2 Data Details

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

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): 
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.

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 primary and secondary syphilis among males in the past 12 months

Denominator: 

Number of males

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.

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". 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.