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Chlamydia Incidence Rate: Females 15-19

This indicator shows the chlamydia incidence rate in cases per 100,000 females aged 15-19 years.

Chlamydia Incidence Rate: Females 15-19

3175.0
4138.3
Comparison: FL Counties 

2505.5

cases/100,000 females aged 15-19
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013
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Why is this important?

Chlamydia, the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States, is caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis. Although symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the penis of an infected man. Under-reporting of chlamydia is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing.

In 2007, the overall rate of reported chlamydial infection among women was almost three times higher than the rate among men , likely reflecting a greater number of women screened for this infection. Among women, the highest age-specific rates of reported chlamydia in 2007 were among those 15 to 19 years of age, which may partially reflect increased screening in this group.

Chlamydia Incidence Rate: Females 15-19 : Time Series

2006: 1,454.1 2007: 1,650.5 2008: 2,133.7 2009: 2,489.9 2010: 2,541.7 2011: 2,450.6 2012: 2,505.5

cases/100,000 females aged 15-19


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.

Chlamydia Incidence Rate: Females 15-19

Comparison: Prior Value 

2505.5

cases/100,000 females aged 15-19
Measurement Period: 2012

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: July 2013

Why is this important?

Chlamydia, the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States, is caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis. Although symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the penis of an infected man. Under-reporting of chlamydia is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing.

In 2007, the overall rate of reported chlamydial infection among women was almost three times higher than the rate among men , likely reflecting a greater number of women screened for this infection. Among women, the highest age-specific rates of reported chlamydia in 2007 were among those 15 to 19 years of age, which may partially reflect increased screening in this group.

Chlamydia Incidence Rate: Females 15-19 : Time Series

2006: 1,454.1 2007: 1,650.5 2008: 2,133.7 2009: 2,489.9 2010: 2,541.7 2011: 2,450.6 2012: 2,505.5

cases/100,000 females aged 15-19


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.