Sexually transmitted diseases in Omaha have reached epidemic levels.

More than 4,880 cases of sexually transmitted diseases

were reported in Douglas County in 2015

Douglas County STD rates for Gonorrhea and chlamydia have consistently been higher than state and national rates since 1998.

Sexually transmitted disease rates in Omaha are 10 times higher for African Americans compared to whites.

#1 Chlamydia

Omaha has been ranked as having one of the highest chlamydia rates of all major U.S. cities.

Omaha ranked 12th nationally in the 2007 “Big Cities Health Inventory” for Chlamydia incident rates.

The county’s Chlamydia rate per 100,000 population for 2014 was 624. Higher than 401.3 for Nebraska and 456.1 for the U.S.

Rates are highest for the 20 – 24 age group, followed by the 15 – 19 year-olds.

#2 Gonorrhea

The county's Gonorrhea rate in 2014 was more than double the rate for the entire state of Nebraska.

Omaha ranked 26th nationally in the 2007 “Big Cities Health Inventory” forĀ Gonorrhea.

Rates are highest for the 20 – 24 age group, followed by the 25 – 29 year olds.

Chlamydia Cases By Age Group

Douglas County, Nebraska 2015

3,507 Total Cases

  • 20-24 yrs 36.1
  • 15-19 yrs 24.6
  • 25-29 yrs 20.1
  • 30-34 yrs 10.4
  • 35-44 yrs 5.9
  • >44 yrs 1.9
  • 10-14 yrs 1.0
  • 0-9 yrs 0.0

Gonorrhea Cases By Age Group

Douglas County, Nebraska 2015

1,081 Total Cases

  • 20-24 yrs 31.0
  • 25-29 yrs 21.8
  • 15-19 yrs 18.1
  • 30-34 yrs 15.2
  • 35-44 yrs 9.3
  • >44 yrs 3.5
  • 10-14 yrs 0.8
  • 0-9 yrs 0.1