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Ohio ranks as 14th most sexually diseased state, according to CDC data

Report looks at frequency of chlamydia, gonorrhea
Ohio ranks as 14th most sexually diseased state, according to CDC data
Posted at 9:26 AM, Oct 26, 2017

As if Halloween weren't frightful enough, the Buckeye State has just earned a dirty distinction: It's the 14th most sexually diseased state in the country.

Ohio moved up from last year's 15th place in an updated ranking that BackgroundCheck.org creates from the Centers for Disease Control's data.

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"The increasing convenience of enjoying one-nighters has come with a cost: STD rates are surging in the U.S. like never before," the study findings say.

In fact, STD rates are at an all-time high in the United States. Per every 100,000 residents, Ohio reported 520.9 cases of chlamydia and 176.4 instances of gonorrhea.

The study calculated its rankings based on how often these two most common sexually transmitted infections appear in each state.

Hoosiers and Kentuckians fared better in the ranking, ending up at 23rd and 34th place, respectively. Indiana moved up three spots over last year's results while Kentucky moved up just one.

Alaska outstripped every other state with 771.6 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 citizens. Maybe our friends in The Last Frontier are just trying to stay warm through those dark Arctic winters?

See the survey's full results at the website here.