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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 2017, gonorrhea rates were highest among Monroe County's black or African American residents, with 93 cases for every 10,000 residents. This was down 45% since 2000 similar to the decline in the City of Rochester of 115 per 10,000. Rates were also higher among Hispanic residents in 2017 at 36 in Monroe County and 56 in the City of Rochester. White residents in Monroe County have consistently had the lowest rate for gonorrhea, at 6 in 2017, a decrease of 50% from 2000. The City of Rochester has had a smaller decline (11%) 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, 2017
Black or African AmericanWhiteLatino or Hispanic
Monroe93365362
Rochester1,146169561

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, 2017
Black or African AmericanWhiteLatino or Hispanic
Monroe1,133372238
Rochester986164208

Source: Monroe County Department of Public Health




Gonorrhea Infections in Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
Black or African AmericanWhite
Monroe1,69843
Rochester2,070153

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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