Chlamydia testing is more commonly performed in females than males in Hackney and the City of London, among both 15-19 and 20-24 year olds (Figure 8).

Figure 8: Chlamydia testing by gender (2012)

Chlamydia is most prevalent amongst 20-24 year olds females in Hackney and City.
Source: National Chlamydia Screening Programme, Public Health England, 2012

Analysing the detection rate reveals that, in line with screening and in line with national detection, the rate in women (5,729 per 100,000) was approximately twice that in men (2,959 per 100,000) in Hackney in 2014. This trend does not hold true for the City of London, however, but as 10 or fewer cases were detected for both genders in 2014, the results are not statistically robust. 3

In general, young females are more likely than young men to attend young people’s sexual health services in Hackney and the City – 2,567 compared with 290 attendances at CHYPS Plus in 2014/15 (see Section 3.7 for CHYPS Plus service description).

In 2015, around three quarters of HIV-diagnosed Hackney residents age 15-24 were men. 4

References

  1. Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.
  2. Public Health England, “Hackney Local Authority HIV surveillance data tables,” 2015.
  3. Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.
  4. Public Health England, “Hackney Local Authority HIV surveillance data tables,” 2015.