"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 North Carolina vs Healthy North Carolina
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.