Common Types of STDs: Statistics by State

Common Types of STDs: Statistics by State
Statistics for three common types of STDs–chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Rank (Worst to Best) State Chlamydia Rate/100,000 Chlamydia Rank (1=highest rate) Gonorrhea Rate/100,000 Gonorrhea Rank (1=highest rate) Syphillis Rate/100,000 Syphillis Rank (1=highest rate) Score
1 Louisiana 597.9 4 194 2 7.4 3 9
2 Mississippi 774.0 1 231 1 5.0 11 13
3 Georgia 534.0 8 156 5 9.5 1 14
4 Alabama 637.6 3 193 3 4.5 15 21
5 South Carolina 580.2 5 163 4 4.8 13 22
6 Arkansas 565.4 7 147 7 5.9 9 23
7 Illinois 526.1 9 141 10 6.2 8 27
8 Texas 494.8 13 127 13 6.3 6 32
9 New York 516.5 11 116 16 6.3 7 34
10 North Carolina 524.0 10 148 6 3.6 24 40
11 Tennessee 507.9 12 142 9 4.2 19 40
12 New Mexico 571.4 6 90 23 4.9 12 41
13 Maryland 455.3 21 98 22 7.4 4 47
14 California 444.9 23 89 25 7.8 2 50
15 Delaware 489.2 14 99 20 4.2 17 51
16 Ohio 460.3 20 143 8 3.7 23 51
17 Florida 407.4 32 102 18 7.2 5 55
18 Michigan 481.6 15 127 12 3.0 29 56
19 Missouri 463.1 18 131 11 2.6 31 60
20 Alaska 755.8 2 101 19 1.5 41 62
21 Pennsylvania 431.6 26 121 14 3.9 22 62
22 Indiana 452.7 22 113 17 3.4 26 65
23 Arizona 469.6 17 90 24 3.1 28 69
24 Oklahoma 444.2 24 117 15 2.2 35 74
25 Virginia 431.8 25 85 27 3.5 25 77
26 South Dakota 476.2 16 86 26 2.2 36 78
27 Nevada 408.9 31 83 29 4.1 20 80
28 Kentucky 395.3 33 98 21 3.4 27 81
29 Colorado 422.7 28 55 37 4.1 21 86
30 Rhode Island 410.3 30 48 39 4.2 18 87
31 Hawaii 461.2 19 59 35 1.7 37 91
32 Oregon 347.5 42 38 43 5.5 10 95
33 Washington 360.1 40 47 40 4.4 16 96
34 Massachusetts 357.5 41 40 42 4.8 14 97
35 Wisconsin 415.4 29 82 30 1.6 39 98
36 Iowa 371.5 36 66 33 2.3 33 102
37 New Jersey 309.2 44 85 28 2.6 32 104
38 North Dakota 425.2 27 49 38 0.6 47 112
39 Connecticut 364.9 39 60 34 1.5 40 113
40 Minnesota 337.8 43 58 36 2.2 34 113
41 Nebraska 366.2 38 78 32 0.4 48 118
42 Kansas 387.8 34 78 41 0.8 45 120
43 New Hampshire 233.0 50 11 47 2.7 30 127
44 Idaho 287.1 45 11 49 1.6 38 132
45 Montana 383.4 35 11 48 0.2 50 133
46 Wyoming 370.0 37 8 50 0.7 46 133
47 Utah 270.3 47 17 45 1.5 42 134
48 Vermont 275.2 46 16 46 1.0 44 136
49 Maine 257.0 49 34 44 1.3 43 136
50 West Virginia 258.2 48 45 41 0.4 49 138

All STD rate data obtained from the CDC. States were ranked according to disease prevalence and overall score determined by adding together ranks for all three diseases. Lower total scores therefore indicate better states for STD rates. For states with the same score, chlamydia rate was used as a tiebreaker, as chlamydia cases are by far the most commonly reported—over four times more common than the next most prevalent STD, gonorrhea.

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