Chlamydia Screening in Women (CHL)

The percentage of women 16–24 years of age who were identified as sexually active and who had at least one test for chlamydia during the measurement year.

Why It Matters

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It occurs most often among adolescent and young adult females.1,2 Untreated chlamydia infections can lead to serious and irreversible complications. This includes pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility and increased risk of becoming infected with HIV.1 Screening is important, as approximately 75% of chlamydia infections in women and 95% of infections in men are asymptomatic. This results in delayed medical care and treatment.3

Results

CHLAMYDIA SCREENING RATE (16–20 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201743.741.654.2__
201642.539.553.9__
201541.938.251.5__
201441.638.351.2__
201341.437.851.3__
201241.138.953.5__
201141.539.654.9__
201040.838.154.6__
200941.037.754.4__
200840.136.752.7__
200736.432.448.6__
200636.229.450.5__
200534.426.249.2__
200432.6_45.9__
200330.4_44.3__
200226.7_40.8__
200124.5_39.6__
200023.6____
199918.5____
CHLAMYDIA SCREENING RATE (21–24 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201754.051.763.7--
201653.349.662.2-_
201552.347.760.6__
201451.646.760.1--
201350.345.961.6__
201249.245.563.6__
201148.444.963.4__
201045.741.962.3__
200945.441.461.6__
200843.539.459.4__
200739.234.954.0__
200638.031.255.0__
200535.227.652.5__
200431.7_49.0__
200329.1_46.0__
200224.5_41.5__
200122.1_41.1__
200020.7____
199916.0____
CHLAMYDIA SCREENING RATE (TOTAL RATE)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201748.946.957.6__
201648.344.957.3__
201547.443.455.2__
201447.042.954.6__
201346.242.254.9__
201245.142.357.1__
201145.042.458.0__
201043.140.057.5__
200943.139.556.7__
200841.738.054.9__
200738.133.850.7__
200637.330.452.4__
200534.926.950.7__
200432.2_47.2__
200329.7_44.9__
200225.4_40.9__
200123.1_40.4__

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2014. “Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Chlamydia—CDC Fact Sheet.” http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact-chlamydia-detailed.htm
  2. National Chlamydia Coalition. 2010. “Research Briefs: Developments in STD Screening: Chlamydia Testing.” 2010 Series, No. 1.
  3. Meyers, D.S., H. Halvorson, S. Luckhaupt. 2007. “Screening for Chlamydial Infection: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.” Ann Intern Med 147(2):135–42.

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