Young females by age who received a chlamydia test in past 12 months 2013-2015

This statistic displays the percentage of sexually experienced females between the ages of 15-25, by age, that had been tested for chlamydia in the past 12 months. About 23.5 percent of females aged of 15-17 said that they had been tested for chlamydia in the past 12 months, where as 46.1 percent of females aged 20-22 had been tested for chlamydia in the past 12 months. Chlamydia often has no symptoms, however, testing is recommended as preventative screening for young females that engage in sexual activity.

Percentage of sexually experienced young female Americans who had received a chlamydia test within 12 months in 2013-2015, by age*

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Release date

March 2017


United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2015

Number of respondents

base: 10,205

Age group

15-25 years

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Sexually experienced was defined as those who have ever had vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex, with an opposite-sex or same-sex partner in their lifetime. Original question: "In the past 12 months, have you been tested by a doctor or other medical care provider for chlamydia?"

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