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Complete Health Indicator Report of Gonorrhea Incidence


Rate of newly reported cases of gonorrhea by date of diagnosis per 100,000 population


Number of newly reported cases of gonorrhea by date of diagnosis


Total number of persons in the population

Why Is This Important?

Gonorrhea can cause very serious complications when not treated, but can be cured with the right medication. Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce gonorrhea rates among persons aged 15-44 years

U.S. Target: 257 new cases per 100,000 females and 198 new cases per 100,000 males

Other Objectives

'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective STD-3''': Reduce the incidence rate of gonorrhea to 116 per 100,000 males under 30 years of age and 161 per 100,000 females under 30 years of age. '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective STD-3''': Reduce the incidence rate of gonorrhea to 132 per 100,000 males aged 15 to 44 years and 149 per 100,000 females aged 15 to 44 years.

How Are We Doing?

Gonorrhea infection rates among persons under 30 years of age are increasing and the Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets were not met.

What Is Being Done?

The [ NJDOH Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program] strives to prevent and reduce the effects of STDs in New Jersey through prevention, education, screening, treatment, and surveillance. In cooperation with federal, state, and local partners, the STD Program provides: * Free, confidential testing and treatment for STDs * Data and surveillance services * Syphilis Elimination Effort (SEE) services and program support * Infertility Prevention project (IPP) services and program support * Education and Training services and materials * Research and management of health care grants

Available Services

STD Testing Services: []

Health Program Information

NJDOH Sexually Transmitted Diseases Program: []

Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:

Data Tables

Gonorrhea Incidence Rate among Persons Under 30 Years of Age, by Sex, New Jersey, 2012-2020

SexYearIncidence per 100,000 population aged under 30 years
Record Count: 27
Both Sexes2012178
Both Sexes2013156
Both Sexes2014147
Both Sexes2015154
Both Sexes2016169
Both Sexes2017191
Both Sexes2018187
Both Sexes2019203
Both Sexes2020217

Data Notes

The Sexually Transmitted Disease Program (STDP) collects and compiles over 30,000 positive STD laboratory tests per year. The STDP has neither the authority nor the manpower to compel laboratories to report race or ethnicity, therefore data are not presented by race/ethnicity.   This is REVISED Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) objective STD-3.

Data Source

Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CRDSS); Sexually Transmitted Disease Program; Division of HIV/AIDS, STD and TB Services; New Jersey Department of Health; []

References and Community Resources

CDC Gonorrhea Info: []

Page Content Updated On 06/03/2021, Published on 07/05/2022
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