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Gonorrhea Incidence Rate

This indicator shows the gonorrhea incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.

Gonorrhea Incidence Rate

63.0
96.4
Comparison: FL Counties 

93.7

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014
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Why is this important?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is typically asymptomatic, but easy to treat. However, gonorrhea has developed resistance to antibiotics over the years, complicating treatment. Left untreated, gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men. In women, gonorrhea is a common cause of pelvic inflammatory disease. In the United States, the highest reported rates of infection are among sexually active teenagers, young adults, and African Americans.

Gonorrhea Incidence Rate : Time Series

2005: 68.3 2006: 77.5 2007: 80.7 2008: 85.2 2009: 94.4 2010: 98.7 2011: 93.4 2012: 95.2 2013: 93.7

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Gonorrhea Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

93.7

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is typically asymptomatic, but easy to treat. However, gonorrhea has developed resistance to antibiotics over the years, complicating treatment. Left untreated, gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men. In women, gonorrhea is a common cause of pelvic inflammatory disease. In the United States, the highest reported rates of infection are among sexually active teenagers, young adults, and African Americans.

Gonorrhea Incidence Rate : Time Series

2005: 68.3 2006: 77.5 2007: 80.7 2008: 85.2 2009: 94.4 2010: 98.7 2011: 93.4 2012: 95.2 2013: 93.7

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.