Health Indicator Report of Chlamydia Rates
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease. Even though 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(1). It is the leading preventable cause of infertility, and screening and treatment are the best means of preventing it.
Chlamydia Cases per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico, 2017
- Patient Reporting Investigating Surveillance Manager, Infectious Disease Bureau, New Mexico Department of Health
- New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
- U.S. Data Source: Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Data Interpretation IssuesRates are partly a function of how much testing is done - the more you test, the more you find - which is why females have roughly three times the number of reported cases as males. Testing increased throughout the 1990s, and the number of new cases jumped in 2004 due to new nucleic acid amplitude testing (NAAT) technology which is much more sensitive than previous culture tests. NAAT has been the primary testing method to date.
DefinitionChlamydia cases reported in the state of New Mexico per 100,000 population.
NumeratorNumber of cases of chlamydia reported to the state of New Mexico (and Centers for Disease Control) in New Mexico residents from all health care providers.
Page Content Updated On 11/05/2018, Published on 10/07/2019