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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | February 27, 2013

Youth Chlamydia Rates Rose in California Over Decade, but Remained Below National Rate

Some teens who engage in sexual activity contract infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. In California, chlamydia rates increased almost 30% over a 10-year period, from 634.7 per 100,000 youth ages 10-19 in 2001 to 810.2 in 2011. Experts say the rise may be due partly to improved screening efforts. California’s rate remained below the national rate over the previous decade. The state’s rate of gonorrhea infection among teens, which is lower than the chlamydia rate, fluctuated over the last decade; it was 92.5 per 100,000 in 2011. See data for your county>>

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Upcoming Workshop on Using in Your Work:

Join and UCLA's HealthDATA program to learn how you can find and use data on children's health and well being. This free, one-day workshop will be offered in Los Angeles on Monday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the workshop, which will be appropriate for beginning and intermediate data users, you'll learn how to formulate data questions, interpret results, export data for analysis, and use your findings in reports, presentations, proposals, and policy/program planning. Working directly with, attendees will learn simple tips for obtaining data for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in the state.

These workshops are sponsored by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

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