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Omaha and Douglas County
Is a Hot Spot for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

kids_homeChlamydia and gonorrhea were declared to be at epidemic levels in Douglas County in 2004.
Rates are highest among persons ages 15-29 years old.

The epidemic continues today!
More than 4,400 cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases were reported in Douglas County in 2012.

Chlamydia is No. 1 STD in Douglas County 

  • Omaha ranked 12th nationally in the 2007 “Big Cities Health Inventory” for Chlamydia incident rates.
  • The county’s Chlamydia rate per 100,000 population for 2011 was 593.7 – higher than 371.2 for Nebraska and 457.6 for the U.S.
  • Rates are highest for the 20 – 24 age group, followed by the 15 – 19 year-olds.

Gonorrhea is No. 2 STD in Douglas County

  • Omaha ranked 26th nationally in the 2007 “Big Citices Health Inventory” for gonorrhea.
  • The county’s gonorrhea rate (2011 statistics) is more than double the Nebraska rate.
  • Rates are highest  for the 20 – 24 age group, followed by the 15 – 19 year-olds.
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