Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are very common in Davis County. In 2011, over half of the disease reports received by the Davis County Health Department were STDs.
Diseases Reported by Type, Davis County 2011
In 2011, the average rate of STDs in Davis County was 24.7 cases per 10,000 residents. Chlamydia was the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in Davis County with 739 cases, followed by gonorrhea with 18 cases.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Davis County 2011
Sexually transmitted diseases were most often reported among women (61%) and among 18-24 year olds.
Incidence of all STDs by Age Group, Davis County 2011
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial disease (STD) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in Davis County and the United States. The majority of chlamydia infections are asymptomatic. Approximately 75% of females and 50% of males who are infected do not have obvious symptoms. Serious complications include chronic pain and sterility in both males and females.
Chlamydia rates have been increasing for the past several years. This is partially due to increased screening of high risk individuals.
During 2011, there were 739 cases of chlamydia reported in Davis County, an increase from the 702 cases reported in 2010.
Incidence of Chlamydia, Davis County & Utah, 2000-2011
Chlamydia infections are most commonly identified in women because women are often receive screening tests during annual exams and because women are more likely to have symptoms than men. The highest rates of chlamydia occur among teens and young adults.
Incidence of Chlamydia by Age and Gender, Davis County 2011
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea infections are often asymptomatic in women, and sometimes in men. If left untreated, gonorrhea may result in serious complications including chronic pain and infertility/sterility in both males and females.
During 2011, there were 18 cases of gonorrhea reported in Davis County, a significant decrease from the 38 cases reported during 2010.
Gonorrhea Rates by Year, Davis County & Utah, 2000-2011
In Davis County, gonorrhea is most common among men between the ages of 18-30.
Gonorrhea by Age and Gender, Davis County 2011