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Quick Health Data Online is an interactive system that provides reliable and easily accessible health data to help assess needs, develop programs, and inform policies. The system is for anyone looking for US health data and is used by the public health community, policymakers, grant writers, researchers, and students.

The system provides state- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources. The system is organized into eleven main categories, including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, disease and mental health. Within each main category, there are numerous subcategories.

April is STI Awareness Month

April is STI Awareness Month. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs, also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the United States. In 2012, nearly 1.8 million cases of the three major STIs - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - were reported.1 Women disproportionately bear the long-term consequences of STIs. Each year, untreated STIs cause infertility in at least 24,000 women in the U.S.2 In addition, without STI screening and treatment during pregnancy there is an increased risk of poor outcome for both mother and baby.

To address this public health challenge, the US Preventive Services Task Force has offered STI screening recommendations for women for the past 14 years.3 Additionally, effective January 1, 2014 the newly enacted Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance coverage of STI counseling and screenings, as well as contraception, at no cost.

Quick Health Data Online provides several types of data related to STI risk factors and morbidity. The site includes information on topics such as: 2004 - 2012 Chlamydia-Rates for Females, by State.  Click for more details.

Quick Health Data Online provides data for men and women as well as details about race and ethnicity to enable comparisons between different population groups. Data can be used to generate tables such as these, which present the adolescent HIV/AIDS education adobe logo.

1CDC Fact Sheet - reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in the US in 2012; http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/STD-Trends-508.pdf

2CDC's Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) identifies 10 ways STDs impact women differently from men - http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/STDs-Women-042011.pdf

3 http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf08/methods/stinfections.htm

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