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Complete Indicator Profile of Positive Chlamydia Test

Definition

Test samples that have a positive test result for Chlamydia

Numerator

Number of individuals aged 15 to 24 tested for chlamydia with a positive result

Denominator

Number of individuals aged 15 to 24 tested for chlamydia

Data Interpretation Issues

The five largest counties in North Carolina (Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake) are not included here because they are not funded by the IPP and do not send their screening tests to the SLPH. Therefore, the state percentage excludes these five counties, which may result in a value that does not represent the actual statewide percentage. The Chlamydia screening criteria in the clinics which submit their screening tests to SLPH is to screen all sexually active women age 24 and under, regardless of risk profile.

Why Is This Important?

"Chlamydia is the most prevalent reportable STD in North Carolina. This infection can cause infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in females. In 2008, individuals under the age of 30 years accounted for approximately 85% of new chlamydia cases across the state." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020



Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Positive Results Among Individuals Aged 15-24 Tested for Chlamydia North Carolina vs Healthy North Carolina 2020, 2009-2011

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Test Results
North Carolina 2009 9.7%
North Carolina 2010 10.1%
North Carolina 2011 10.9%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 8.7%
HNC 2020 Target 2010 8.7%
HNC 2020 Target 2011 8.7%

Data Notes

This indicator is based on sexually transmitted disease data reported to the State Laboratory of Public Health (SLPH). The SLPH provides testing for the Infertility Prevention Project (IPP), which includes testing for chlamydia.  The state percentage excludes data from Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake counties, as they are not funded by the IPP and do not send their screening tests to the SLPH. This may result in a value that does not represent the actual statewide percentage. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.



Percentage of Positive Results Among Individuals Aged 15-24 Tested for Chlamydia by County, 2011

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County Percentage of Test Results Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator Denominator
Alamance 13.3% 12.7% 16.0% 218 1,643
Alexander 5.1% 5.3% 11.6% 15 294
Alleghany ** 2 68
Anson 16.2% 9.2% 14.6% 75 462
Ashe ** 2 158
Avery ** 4 140
Beaufort 12.1% 9.8% 14.0% 107 884
Bertie 17.7% 7.8% 15.4% 44 249
Bladen 12.1% 7.0% 11.9% 66 544
Brunswick 7.4% 6.3% 10.2% 53 720
Buncombe 9.9% 8.3% 11.1% 186 1,883
Burke 8.5% 6.4% 10.7% 69 813
Cabarrus 10.2% 8.4% 11.9% 129 1,264
Caldwell 8.1% 5.9% 9.2% 80 985
Camden ** 5 59
Carteret 8.5% 7.2% 13.2% 40 471
Caswell 9.9% 4.8% 10.6% 34 342
Catawba 8.8% 7.4% 9.7% 217 2,467
Chatham 10.0% 5.5% 10.7% 43 429
Cherokee 6.9% 3.0% 8.8% 16 232
Chowan 8.6% 10.3% 22.2% 13 152
Clay ** 2 105
Cleveland 10.5% 9.1% 11.8% 224 2,142
Columbus 12.0% 10.3% 16.2% 69 574
Craven 10.8% 9.7% 12.7% 179 1,665
Cumberland 14.7% 14.8% 17.6% 396 2,691
Currituck 4.2% 5.2% 14.1% 8 191
Dare 3.5% 3.9% 7.8% 21 595
Davidson 9.0% 7.2% 10.6% 103 1,141
Davie 8.0% 4.9% 11.1% 23 286
Duplin 9.1% 8.2% 12.6% 67 734
Durham **
Edgecombe 11.6% 10.5% 14.4% 142 1,225
Forsyth **
Franklin 7.4% 7.2% 11.4% 61 826
Gaston 9.5% 10.5% 12.5% 377 3,950
Gates 14.8% 3.4% 11.4% 26 176
Graham ** 3 72
Granville 9.4% 6.6% 11.6% 53 565
Greene 9.8% 7.0% 16.1% 26 265
Guilford **
Halifax 14.6% 13.4% 18.4% 119 816
Harnett 8.7% 7.2% 10.8% 82 941
Haywood 4.5% 6.0% 10.0% 31 693
Henderson 6.4% 5.6% 9.1% 60 937
Hertford 17.7% 16.2% 25.8% 50 282
Hoke 12.1% 10.7% 17.4% 55 454
Hyde ** 3 41
Iredell 9.9% 9.9% 13.4% 131 1,329
Jackson 6.3% 5.2% 9.7% 32 505
Johnston 8.1% 6.7% 10.6% 61 754
Jones 9.4% 5.9% 14.2% 17 181
Lee 11.3% 9.5% 14.7% 57 503
Lenoir 13.0% 10.0% 15.4% 72 553
Lincoln 8.3% 4.1% 8.9% 34 409
Macon 6.0% 5.0% 10.5% 22 366
Madison 3.2% 4.7% 11.2% 8 254
Martin 16.5% 8.6% 15.4% 60 363
McDowell 8.1% 4.2% 11.2% 21 258
Mecklenburg **
Mitchell ** 6 147
Montgomery 9.4% 4.5% 10.1% 32 340
Moore 9.3% 7.8% 12.2% 80 861
Nash 11.2% 11.6% 14.5% 224 2,003
New Hanover 11.6% 8.3% 11.5% 219 1,893
Northampton 8.9% 12.6% 21.7% 26 292
Onslow 11.4% 9.7% 13.2% 150 1,318
Orange 8.5% 8.0% 12.2% 70 827
Pamlico 11.9% 5.0% 15.5% 15 126
Pasquotank 13.0% 10.4% 15.4% 95 731
Pender 7.3% 5.4% 10.2% 44 600
Perquimans 8.3% 6.1% 18.0% 13 157
Person 9.3% 7.3% 13.4% 51 550
Pitt 12.8% 11.8% 14.5% 287 2,240
Polk ** 8 48
Randolph 10.3% 8.8% 13.6% 68 662
Richmond 14.5% 12.7% 19.4% 66 456
Robeson 10.0% 10.4% 13.7% 157 1,572
Rockingham 9.6% 10.0% 14.4% 80 833
Rowan 8.7% 9.4% 13.6% 78 899
Rutherford 8.3% 6.6% 9.6% 112 1,351
Sampson 8.1% 7.5% 11.6% 72 890
Scotland 12.0% 9.9% 15.4% 67 558
Stanly 9.6% 8.9% 16.0% 32 334
Stokes 7.2% 4.7% 10.6% 22 307
Surry 6.5% 4.1% 8.2% 32 491
Swain ** 4 89
Transylvania 6.8% 4.8% 11.4% 18 266
Tyrrell 8.0% 8.3% 20.1% 13 162
Union 8.8% 8.4% 12.3% 92 1,048
Vance 10.2% 9.5% 16.4% 30 294
Wake **
Warren 12.9% 7.8% 14.3% 44 342
Washington 14.3% 8.0% 15.6% 39 272
Watauga 6.2% 2.8% 6.2% 33 535
Wayne 11.1% 11.8% 14.3% 305 2,749
Wilkes ** 1 31
Wilson 13.2% 12.6% 15.9% 202 1,531
Yadkin 4.3% 4.0% 9.4% 11 254
Yancey 4.1% 4.1% 11.0% 8 194
North Carolina 10.9% 10.7% 11.2% 7,383 67,601

Data Notes

This indicator is based on sexually transmitted disease data reported to the State Laboratory of Public Health (SLPH). The SLPH provides testing for the Infertility Prevention Project (IPP), which includes testing for chlamydia.  **Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake are not included here because they are not funded by the IPP and do not send their screening tests to the SLPH. Percentages are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 10 positive test results.

Page Content Updated On 11/30/2012, Published on 11/30/2012
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