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HEALTH STATUS - Chlamydia
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Chlamydia is a major cause of infertility. Chlamydia rates for Hawai'i have increased significantly since 1990 (the first year for which these data were available), rising sharply since 1997. Hawai'i surpassed the U.S. rate in 1999. This increase may be due in part to new and expanding chlamydia prevention programs that identify more cases by focusing on screening, early detection, and treatment.

Hawaii ranks 28 among all states for its rate of 430 new cases of chlamydia per 100,000 population.1

Chlamydia by Gender and Age Group: The chlamydia rate for females aged 15 and above is over 2 times that of males in the same age group. This is due in large part to the fact that chlamydia is easier to diagnose in women than it is in men. Among age groups, the highest rates are for those age 20 to 24.

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance.
Source: Hawai`i State Department of Health, Communicable Disease Division, STD Branch.