STD Facts

More than 5500 cases of sexually transmitted diseases

were reported in Douglas County in 2018

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 2017 was 658.5. Higher than 450.7 for Nebraska and 528.8 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 2017 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 25-29 year olds.

Chlamydia Cases By Age Group

Douglas County, Nebraska 2018

3,795 Total Cases

  • 20-24 yrs 35.4
  • 15-19 yrs 25.3
  • 25-29 yrs 19.2
  • 30-34 yrs 10.6
  • 35-44 yrs 6.5
  • >44 yrs 2.1
  • 10-14 yrs 0.8
  • 0-9 yrs 0.0

Gonorrhea Cases By Age Group

Douglas County, Nebraska 2018

1,669 Total Cases

  • 20-24 yrs 25.8
  • 25-29 yrs 22.5
  • 15-19 yrs 13.9
  • 30-34 yrs 17.2
  • 35-44 yrs 13.5
  • >44 yrs 6.6
  • 10-14 yrs 0.4
  • 0-9 yrs 0.0

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