STD Annual Data Release 2018 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

STD Statistics - 2018


  • There were 32,024 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2018 compared to 30,981 cases in 2017.

    • Chlamydia, the number one reported infectious disease in the state, increased by 2% to 23,564 cases in 2018.
      • The majority occurred in teens and young adults ages 15 to 24.
      • One out of every three cases occurred in Greater Minnesota, with four or more cases reported in every county.
    • Gonorrhea remained the second most commonly reported STD in Minnesota with 7,542 cases reported in 2018,a 16% increase.
      • Forty-two percent of all gonorrhea cases occurred among 15 to 24 year-olds and three-quarters of the cases occurred in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.
    • Syphilis cases decreased two percent with 918 cases in 2018.
      • New infections continued to be centered within the Twin Cities metropolitan area and among males, particularly among men who have sex with men.
      • However, the presence of syphilis among females, especially those who are pregnant or of child-bearing age, is of concern.
      • Ten cases of congenital syphilis in infants were reported in 2018. This is a rate of 15.1 per 100,000 live births which is the highest Minnesota has ever reported and represents a 400% increase from 2017.

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Updated Tuesday, 30-Apr-2019 07:47:43 CDT