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Alabama Trends

Alabama’s positivity rate by age is consistent with national disease trends. The age groups most affected by chlamydia and gonorrhea are 15-19 year olds and 20-24 year olds. The rate appears to decline after 26 years of age, a pattern that has remained consistent throughout the last five years.

For more information on Alabama and national STD rates, visit the following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites:

Additional data on STD rates by age, gender, and geographic location are found in CDC's annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report.

The table below shows the total number of 2007 and 2008 cases* by Public Health Area 

Public Health
Area

2007
Chlamydia

2007
Gonorrhea

2008
Chlamydia

2008
Gonorrhea

01

835

340

1048

366

02

2259

972

2651

971

03

1292

488

1370

476

04

6126

2864

5760

2573

05

1217

385

1236

425

06

1713

722

1820

752

07

1545

501

1357

498

08

4421

2086

3840

1505

09

1227

453

1108

318

10

1748

615

1693

723

11

2706

1441

2773

1047

Totals

25,089

10,867

24,656

9,654

*Data are provisional and subject to change.

For information on syphilis trends, read about the Syphilis Elimination Effort.


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