Sexually transmitted diseases in Omaha have reached epidemic levels.

More than 5081 cases of sexually transmitted diseases

were reported in Douglas County in 2016

Douglas County STD rates for Gonorrhea and chlamydia have consistently been higher than state and national rates since 1998.

Sexually transmitted disease rates in Omaha are 10 times higher for African Americans compared to whites.

#1 Chlamydia

Omaha has been ranked as having one of the highest chlamydia rates of all major U.S. cities.

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 2015 was 637.6. Higher than 422.9 for Nebraska and 478.8 for the U.S.

Rates are highest for the 20 – 24 age group, followed by the 15 – 19 year-olds.

#2 Gonorrhea

The county's Gonorrhea rate in 2015 was more than double the rate for the entire state of Nebraska.

Omaha ranked 26th nationally in the 2007 “Big Cities Health Inventory” for Gonorrhea.

Rates are highest for the 20 – 24 age group, followed by the 15-19 year olds.

Chlamydia Cases By Age Group

Douglas County, Nebraska 2016

3,675 Total Cases

  • 20-24 yrs 36.2
  • 15-19 yrs 26.0
  • 25-29 yrs 19.9
  • 30-34 yrs 9.7
  • 35-44 yrs 5.6
  • >44 yrs 1.6
  • 10-14 yrs 1.0
  • 0-9 yrs 0.00027

Gonorrhea Cases By Age Group

Douglas County, Nebraska 2016

1,406 Total Cases

  • 20-24 yrs 27.3
  • 25-29 yrs 23.5
  • 15-19 yrs 17.5
  • 30-34 yrs 14.8
  • 35-44 yrs 11.5
  • >44 yrs 4.7
  • 10-14 yrs .71
  • 0-9 yrs 0

Can you get a perfect 1,100?

Don't worry, this won't go on your permanent record.

You may be nervous about the thought of getting tested for STDs, and the last thing you need is another test, but the more you know about sexually transmitted diseases, the easier they are to prevent.

Take the STD quiz below.

Question PH of PH

PH

PH

PH

You got on your STDs.