Providing regular, updated data on the health of Grant County’s population is a key component of all GCHD efforts to prevent and control diseases. Data is intended to inform the community, including policy makers, medical personnel, researchers, community-based organizations, government agencies, and individuals to understand and respond to diseases, threats, and underlying conditions impacting our health.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
This overview summarizes Grant County surveillance data for 2015 on the three notifiable diseases: chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. In Grant County, STI rates substantially increased among reported cases of gonorrhea and syphilis in 2015. The data for 2015 also indicated that this was the second year in a row which increases were seen in both gonorrhea and syphilis, while chlamydia rates decreased for the first time in three years.
Over a ten-year trend, the teen birth rates* have decreased in Grant County however, our rates are still higher than the rates for Washington State in both the 15-17-year-old and the 18-19-year-old age group.