Chlamydia Rate By County 2013

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. [1] largely affecting men and women between the ages of 20 to 24. If untreated chlamydia can cause detrimental damage to a women’s reproductive system. [2]

Today’s map of day shows the incidence of chlamydia by US counties in 2013 per 100,000 population. From the map, we can see northern, northeastern, eastern states had counties predominantly shaded orange/yellow indicating a lower rate of newly diagnosed chlamydia cases compared to western and southern states.