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What is the rate of incidence of chlamydia?

Angela Lowery
Family Medicine

In 2008 there were greater than 1.2 million reported cases in the United States and the District of Columbia. Under reporting is common for chlamydia due to the number of people who are without symptoms and not seeking treatment.

Chlamydia is one of the most common - and most frequently reported – sexually transmitted diseases. In 2011, over 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States. Because so many people may be infected without even realizing it, it's estimated that about 2.86 million people in the United States may actually get chlamydia each year. It's most common among teenagers and young adults under the age of 25, especially women.

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