In 2020 alone, there were more than two million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis diagnosed in the United States. Yet, where are STD cases the most common across the country?
From the team at NYRequirements comes this new infographic which uses data from the CDC’s NCHHSTP AtlasPlus to determine which counties and states across the United States have the highest rates of STD cases.
According to the data and research, it was found that Hinds County, Mississippi has the highest rate of STD cases, with 2,253.2 cases per 100,000 residents. The only other county in the Unite dStates with a rate of more than 2,000 cases per 100,000 residents is St. Louis City, Missouri at 2,122.6.
Other counties in the United States with the highest rates of STD cases included Richland County, South Carolina (1,939.4 cases per residents) and Norfolk City, Virginia (1,932.9 cases per 100,000 residents).
As for state data, the research found that Mississippi had a higher STD rate than any other state in the country, with a rate of 1,291.4 STD cases per 100,000 residents in the state. This is much higher than Vermont, which has the lowest rate of STD cases at 208.8 cases per 100,000 residents.
Other states with the highest STD rates in the United States, behind Mississippi, include:
- Louisiana (1,058.0 cases per 100,000 state residents)
- South Carolina (999.8 cases)
- Alaska (990.8 cases)
- North Carolina (898.3 cases)
- Alabama (857.2 cases)
- Oklahoma (842.9 cases)
- Tennessee (836.6 cases)
- Georgia (826.9 cases)
- New Mexico (818.4 cases).
In the United States, the most common form of STD is Chlamydia. In just 2020, 1.577 million cases of it were reported to the CDC. Chlamydia has become such a common STD in recent years that it makes up 68.7% of the total cases.