California Leads The Way In Cities With The Highest STD Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) recently released its latest Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report along with new data on the number of reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases across U.S. counties and metro areas.

Innerbody.com’s research team analyzed the latest statistics on a city-by-city basis and developed our list of the top 100 cities with the highest STD rates along with key trends. But before we get to the rankings, here are some findings and trends that we observed:

STD rates continue to run rampant in the South. Nearly half of the top 25 cities with the highest STD rates in the South.

California led all states with the most cities in the Top 100 with seven cities. Ohio and Texas tied for the second most cities, both of which had six each. For more information about how individual states stack up in terms of highest and lowest STD rates, check out our recently published State STD Rankings.

In terms of total STD cases (again, including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea only), the top five cities are:

Los Angeles, CA (92,401)
Chicago, IL (58,322)
Houston, TX (36,710)
Phoenix, AZ (34,973)
Philadelphia, PA (28,866)

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