DefinitionRate of newly reported cases of gonorrhea by date of diagnosis per 100,000 population
NumeratorNumber of newly reported cases of gonorrhea by date of diagnosis
DenominatorTotal 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 yearsU.S. Target: 257 new cases per 100,000 females
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 [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/stds/ 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
Health Program InformationNJDOH Sexually Transmitted Diseases Program: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/stds/]