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Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health

What does this measure?

The number of people who are reported to be infected with chlamydia, per 10,000 residents within Monroe County, broken down by race/ethnicity.

Why is this important?

Sexually transmitted diseases are preventable ailments that can cause harmful and costly complications, including reproductive health problems, fetal and perinatal health problems, and cancer.

How is our region performing?

Black or African American residents have consistently had the highest rate of chlamydia infection in Monroe County, with 205 infections per 10,000 African American residents in 2017. This rate is more than twice what it was in 2001. In the City of Rochester, the rate was a bit higher at 237 per 10,000 residents - over two times the level in 2001. Among other ethnic groups, Hispanic or Latino rates were 110 in the County and 152 in the City, and white rates were 21 in the County and 39 in the City.

Notes about the data

Not all sexually transmitted disease cases are reported. Variations in screening procedures and community awareness can have an impact on recorded trends. Data for Hispanics not available before 2004.

Chlamydia Infections within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2017
Black or African AmericanWhiteLatino or Hispanic
Monroe2,0512131,103
Rochester2,3653931,521

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health
Notes: Rates are cases per 10,000 residents for the respective racial/ethnic group. Data for Hispanics not available till 2004.




Number of Chlamydia Cases in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2017
Black or African AmericanWhiteLatino or Hispanic
Monroe2,4901,225725
Rochester2,035381564

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health
Notes: Data for Hispanics not available till 2004.




Chlamydia Infections within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2001
Black or African AmericanWhite
Monroe90862
Rochester1,057149

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health
Notes: Rates are cases per 10,000 residents for the respective racial/ethnic group. Data for Hispanics not available till 2004.




Number of Chlamydia Cases in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2001
Black or African AmericanWhite
Monroe968373
Rochester877157

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health
Notes: Data for Hispanics not available till 2004.







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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
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