New publication to focus on STD statistics, trends

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2009. The report presents statistics and trends for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States through 2009.

This annual publication, designed as a reference document for policy makers, program managers, health planners, and researchers, presents information in four sections. The national profile section provides an overview of STD morbidity in the United States, with accompanying text identifying major findings and trends for selected STDs. The special focus profiles section looks at selected subgroups and populations, such as women and infants, adolescents and young people, and men who have sex with men. The tables section offers statistical information about STDs at county, metropolitan statistical area, regional, state, and national levels.

View the document at the CDC web link, http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats09/default.htm.