What does this indicator measure?

This measures represents the number of new chlamydia infections per 100,000 population.

Why is this indicator important?

Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, and is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the penis of an infected man.

About the data

Community: Sullivan County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2017

Category: Infectious Diseases

Community Source: County Health Rankings

Reference Source: County Health Rankings