Research Reveals Disparities

Fall 2014

What The Research Shows

In 2012, the chlamydia rate for Douglas County was 617.6 per 100,000 population. This is significantly higher than the state rate of 366.2 and the national rate of 456.7 per 100,000.

There are significant racial and ethnic disparities in chlamydia and gonorrhea in Douglas County. Chlamydia rates are nearly 10 times higher for African Americans than for Caucasians.

What Youth Interviews Revealed

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