Indicator Report - Percentage of Positive Results Among Individuals Aged 15-24 Tested for Chlamydia by County, 2011
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.
Percentage of Positive Results Among Individuals Aged 15-24 Tested for Chlamydia by County, 2011
Data NotesThis 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.
DefinitionTest samples that have a positive test result for Chlamydia
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 11/30/2012, Published on 11/30/2012