Epidemiological Findings: Teens and Chlamydia Term Paper by Nicky

The paper is a study of the perceived Chlamydia epidemic amongst the teenage population of the United States.
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The paper examine the spread of Chlamydia amongst the teenage population that, according to the author, has reached epidemic proportions. Following a description of the disease and its epidemic proportions, the paper's author goes on to review routine data such as demographics, census, birth, death and surveillance records. This is followed by a review of research data (medical and health records) and of epidemiological data. Following this, the paper goes on to discuss the spread of Chlamydia amongst teenagers, the reasons for its attaining epidemic proportions and possible preventative measures.

Definition and Description of Epidemiology of Teens and Chlamydia
Steps and Methods of Epidemiology Related to Teens and Chlamydia
Review of Routine Data: Demographics, Census, Birth, Death and Surveillance Records
Review of Research Data (Medical and Health Records)
Review of Epidemiological Data
Epidemiological Triangle Related to Teens and Chlamydia
The Type of Epidemiology Used
The Relationship of the Disease to Various Levels of Prevention
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"According to the CDC's "Surveillance 2006" report on Chlamydia, in 2000, for the first time, all fifty states and the District of Columbia had regulations requiring the reporting of Chlamydia cases. This suggests that regarding the demographic composition of the groups primarily affected by the disease, data after 2000 is likely to be most reliable. In 2006, for the first time reported cases of Chlamydia were said to have exceeded one million, corresponding to a rate of 347.8 cases per 100,000 members of the population, an increase of 5.6% compared with the rate of 329.4 in 2005. As a point of comparison, the reported number of Chlamydial infections was almost three times the number of reported cases of gonorrhea.
"While during the years 1997-2001, Chlamydia rates in the southern region of the United States were slightly higher than in any other region of the country, from the years 2002-2006, overall the numbers leveled throughout Midwestern, western, and southern states, remaining lowest in the northeast. (It should be noted once again that post-2000 data is likely to be more comprehensive). In 2006, rates of reported infection increased in the south, west, and northeast (363.3, 357.9, 299.0 cases per 100,000 population, respectively) and remained the same in the Midwest (352.4 cases)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chlamydia. (2007). Surveillance 2006. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Retrieved January 9, 2009 at http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/chlamydia.htm
  • Chlamydia - CDC Fact Sheet. (2007). CDC. Retrieved January 9, 2009 at http://www.cdc.gov/std/Chlamydia/STDFact-Chlamydia.htm#Common
  • Epidemiological triangle. Retrieved January 9, 2009 at http://w3.salemstate.edu/~bporemba/epi99/sld047.htm
  • Special focus profiles: Adolescents and young adults. (2007). Surveillance 2006. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Retrieved January 9, 2009 at http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/adol.htm
  • Van Vranken, Michele. (2006, April). Chlamydia: STD Fact Sheet. Kids Health. Retrieved January 9, 2009 at http://kidshealth.org/teen/infections/stds/std_chlamydia.html

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APA Format

Epidemiological Findings: Teens and Chlamydia (2010, November 18) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/epidemiological-findings-teens-and-chlamydia-145624/

MLA Format

"Epidemiological Findings: Teens and Chlamydia" 18 November 2010. Web. 02 December. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/epidemiological-findings-teens-and-chlamydia-145624/>