Overall, Hackney performs relatively well in terms of chlamydia screening, with a high proportion of 15-24 year olds being tested in 2015. This was among the highest of its statistical peers, and higher than the London average and the England average (Figure 33).B. Chlamydia testing rates are also comparatively high in the City of London.

Figure 33: Proportion of 15-24 year olds screened for chlamydia (2015)

Overall, Hackney chlamydia screening amongst 15-24 year olds was higher than the London average and the England average in 2015.
Source: National Chlamydia Screening Programme

 

The rate of screening increased in Hackney between 2012 and 2013, but plateaued in 2014 and fell in 2015. Testing rates have not changed much in City of London, but have fallen slightly across London and England (Figure 34).

Figure 34: Proportion of 15-24 year olds screened for chlamydia over time (2012-2015)

Source: National Chlamydia Screening Programme

Hackney achieves a significantly higher chlamydia detection rate than the national goal of 2,300 diagnoses per 100,000 young people aged 15-24; local detection rates were just under 3,800 diagnoses per 100,000 in 2015. Hackney’s detection rate is to the higher end of its statistical peers, and much higher than the London or England averages (Figure 35). [45]  Detection rates in the City of London are lower than Hackney, but fluctuate around the London and England averages.

Trends in detection rates in Hackney mirror those observed in local screening rates (Figure 36). No trend data are available for the City of London.

Figure 35: Chlamydia detection rate in 15-24 year olds per 100,000 (2015)

In 2015 Hackney achieved a significantly higher chlamydia detection rate than the national and local goal.
Source: National Chlamydia Screening Programme

 

Figure 36: Chlamydia detection rate in 15-24 year olds per 100,000 over time (2012-15)

Source: National Chlamydia Screening Programme

The City of London has the third highest HIV prevalence rate in England, but the absolute numbers are very small (only 57 people in 2013). Hackney has the ninth highest HIV prevalence in England and ranks around the middle of its statistical peers (Figure 37).

 

Figure 37: HIV prevalence in 15-59 year olds by borough per 1,000 residents aged 15-59 (2013)

Source: ‘HIV in the United Kingdom: 2014’ report, Public Health England

 

Notes

  1. Both the screening rate and detection rates are based on the number of screens and the number of positive results, respectively, with a maximum of one result every six weeks per individual included. Therefore a lower proportion of the population may have been covered than reported here, as some individuals may have been screened or diagnosed more than once per year (if at more than six-week intervals).
  2. Both the screening rate and detection rates are based on the number of screens and the number of positive results, respectively, with a maximum of one result every six weeks per individual included. Therefore a lower proportion of the population may have been covered than reported here, as some individuals may have been screened or diagnosed more than once per year (if at more than six-week intervals).