Scientific Data DocumentationSexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity (1989)CENTER FOR PREVENTION SERVICES (CPS) Plans, directs, and coordinates national programs of assistance involving preventive health services to State and local health agencies. In carrying out this mission the Center serves as the primary focus for assisting States and localities, through grants and other mechanisms, in establishing and maintaining prevention and control programs directed toward health problems, such as vaccine-preventable diseases, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other sexually transmitted diseases.DIVISION OF STD/HIV PREVENTION Administers research and operational programs for the prevention and control of syphilis, gonorrhea, and other sexually transmitted diseases; provides consultation, training, statistical, promotional, educational, epidemiological, and other technical services to assist and stimulate State and local health departments in the planning, development, implementation, and overall improvement of sexually transmitted disease control programs; and provides technical supervision to State and local assignees working on sexually transmitted disease control activities.SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE MORBIDITY REPORT SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE MORBIDITY REPORT (FORM NO. CDC73.688) DATABASE, 1984 to the present The contents of the database include annual sexually transmitted disease (STD) summary data for the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and selected outlying areas (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa). The report summarizes STD morbidity), by gender, type of STD, and by geographic area. The primary purpose of the system is to document STD trends. Data are collected on an OMB-approved hard copy form. These forms are mailed to CDC Headquarters in Atlanta quarterly by the reporting sites for processing and input into the mainframe system. a. INPUT FORMS Data are collected on the Sexually Transmitted Disease Report Form, CDC 73.688. The form contains total reported cases of diagnosed STD's by type of disease, sex of patient, and state (or outlying area). Disposition: Destroy hard copy forms after three years. b. DATA CONTAINED ON THE MASTER FILE. The database contains summarized morbidity information collected since 1963. Data are maintained and manipulated on the CDC mainframe computer and backed up on computer tape. Disposition: PERMANENT--A "snapshot" copy of the Master File is sent to the National Archives at five year intervals. The data are transferred to the Archives on tapes formatted in accordance with regulations noted in 36 CFR 1228.188, Transfer of machine-readable records to the National Archives. c. OUTPUTS (1) These data are published in the MMWR Annual Summary, Annual STD Surveillance Report, and the STD Annual ReportCAVEAT REGARDING WASHINGTON DC RATES If you request STD rates by STATE, data are provided for all 50 states and also for Washington, D.C. However, please note that STD rates for Washington, D.C. are more properly compared with city STD rates than with those of states. Major city rates are usually much higher than overall state rates, especially for gonorrhea. Consider, for example, gonorrhea rates in 1992: Baltimore = 1549.7, Maryland = 355.3 Detroit = 1010.4, Michigan = 230.9 Washington, D.C. = 1323.3
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