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New Report Shows New Mexico 5th Most-Likely State To Catch STI

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While New Mexico came out in top ten, Texas wasn’t too far behind.

It seems like more and more young people are opting into casual dating scenarios rather than monogamous relationships. With all of the social media dating apps out there like Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Plenty of Fish, Match and more (like my personal favorite Farmers Only), there are plenty of chances out there for you to meet a new Mr. or Mrs. Right Now.

With all these casual sex scenarios available, so sadly are the chances for you to casually catch an sexually transmitted infection (STI) too according to the CDC. Every year, there are 20 million new STI infections and according to 2015 data, 2/3 of the Chlamydia infections and about half of the Gonorrhea infections occur in young peoples ages 15-24 years old.

Lucky for you, the website BackgroundChecks.org made a map and list of the most diseased states. Here is how they created this list, according to the website:

“To create this report, we used CDC data on STDs, state and county health agency data, and social media surveys. For empirical data, we used a rate of incidents per 100k residents normalized for population. We attached a weighted average to CDC and state health data, and factored in survey data to get our final rankings.”

While Alaska came in at number one of this list, New Mexico wasn’t far behind at number 5. Here is the New Mexico rankings for this list:

New Mexico
119.3 (Gonorrhea rate per 100,000k)
605.7 (Chlamydia rate per 100,000k)
411.14 (Weighted Disease Score)

Texas did a little better but still came out in the top twenty for the list. Texas ranked at number  12 most diseased state. Here is the Texas rankings for this list:

Texas
147.3 (Gonorrhea rate per 100,000k)
523.6 (Chlamydia rate per 100,000k)
373.08 (Weighted Disease Score)

Find out more information about this report, as well as the STI map at the BackgroundChecks.org website.

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