Skip to comments.Washington, D.C., Wins V.D. Triple Crown--Leads Nation in Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Rates
Posted on 11/17/2009 1:55:25 PM PST by Mount Athos
Washington, D.C., had the dubious distinction of beating all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
The District of Columbia had a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people--almost three times the rate of its neighbors, Virginia (405) and Maryland (439).
Mississippi was a distant second, at 728 cases per 100,000 people.
By comparison, Californias rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico at 470; Utah at 377 and Maines rate was a mere 198 per 100,000.
For gonorrhea, D.C.s rate was 451.5 cases per 100,000--almost twice that of second-ranking Mississippi (256.8); more than three times the rate of its neighbors Virginia (134) and Maryland (118); more than 13 times the rate of Oregon (32.5) and more than 25 times the rate of Utah (18).
Other state rates for gonorrhea include: 160.9 for Illinois; 134 for Texas and 88.7 for New York.
D.C.s nation-leading syphilis rate of 24.8 cases (including both primary and secondary syphilis) per 100,000 dwarfed second-place Louisiana's 16.5 per 100,000 rate and third-place Alabamas rate of 9.7 per 100,000. It and was nearly four times the rate of Maryland (6.7).
By comparison, the syphilis rate was 6.3 per 100,000 for New York; 6.0 for California; 4.3 for Illinois; 3.4 for Virginia and 0.05 for Iowa.
The CDC report is based on 2007 surveillance statistics, updated in 2008 and released Monday.
They also lead in mental disorders.
Well, it does have the nations largest collection of whores and perverts.
Didn’t realize that Bill Clinton’s sphere of influence was so wide.
That should wane with Teddy’s passing.
insert picture of Barney Frank here
Another Sodom or Gomorrah ...
DC also has the highest instances of hoof n’ mouth disease.
Well YOU try to keep down STD rates on your block with Congress critters in YOUR backyard!
And that just on Capital Hill!!
Thanks again folks, I’ll be here all week- try the veal
That man should have a veneral disease named after him "I'm sorry to inform you, you have Ted Kennedy Disease"
Please give to the Ted Kennedy Disease Fund.
And never forget, they lead the world in $20 bills tainted with cocaine.
An update of an old saying: “Washington-First in STDs and last in the National League.”
“We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one!”
Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Aren’t those the three most popular names for babies born in DC?
so’s his ahole
And just about to legalize gay marriage, too!
“Didnt realize that Bill Clintons sphere of influence was so wide.”