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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 gonorrhea, per 10,000 residents in 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?

In 2018, gonorrhea rates were highest among Monroe County's black or African American residents, with 100 cases for every 10,000 residents. This was down 41% since 2000 similar to the decline in the City of Rochester of 123 per 10,000. Hispanic residents in 2018 were 28 in Monroe County and 42 in the City of Rochester. White residents in Monroe County have consistently had the lowest rate for gonorrhea, at 7 in 2018, a increase of 66% from 2000. The City of Rochester (18 cases per 10,000 residents) has had an increase (21%) in that same time period for white residents.

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.

Gonorrhea Infections in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
Black or African AmericanWhiteLatino or Hispanic
Monroe100728
Rochester1231842

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 Gonorrhea Cases in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2018
Black or African AmericanWhiteLatino or Hispanic
Monroe1,203411189
Rochester1,045180158

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health




Gonorrhea Infections in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
Black or African AmericanWhite
Monroe1704
Rochester20715

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 Gonorrhea Cases in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
Black or African AmericanWhite
Monroe1,789260
Rochester1,718161

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health







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