Gonorrhea Incidence Rate per 100,000 Population, On-Reserve, 2012

Notes: Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported STI in Canada. Like chlamydia, gonorrhea is an STI that can be spread through sexual contact with an infected individual or from an infected mother to her newborn.

Limitations: Although symptoms of gonorrhea are common in men, the majority of women are asymptomatic. Age-standardized rates would be ideal to compare sexually transmitted infection among different populations; but unfortunately, provincial data is not available to allow for this age-standardized comparison.

Source: First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA) and Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), Health Canada.

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