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Washington, D.C., Wins V.D. Triple Crown--Leads Nation in Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Rates
cns news ^ | November 17, 2009 | Pete Winn

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, California’s rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico at 470; Utah at 377 and Maine’s 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 Alabama’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cdc; chlamydia; gonorrhea; health; napl; publichealth; riskybehavior; std; syphilis; vd
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1 posted on 11/17/2009 1:55:26 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

They also lead in mental disorders.


2 posted on 11/17/2009 1:56:28 PM PST by albie
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To: Mount Athos

Well, it does have the nations largest collection of whores and perverts.


3 posted on 11/17/2009 1:57:01 PM PST by dljordan (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: Mount Athos

Didn’t realize that Bill Clinton’s sphere of influence was so wide.


4 posted on 11/17/2009 1:57:03 PM PST by TommyTrojan
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To: Mount Athos

That should wane with Teddy’s passing.


5 posted on 11/17/2009 1:58:16 PM PST by Never on my watch (The It is Not Terrorism Task Force (INTTF) is heading to the scene now.)
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To: Mount Athos

insert picture of Barney Frank here


6 posted on 11/17/2009 1:58:46 PM PST by Califreak (Obama's Purple Reign must be stopped!)
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To: Mount Athos

Another Sodom or Gomorrah ...


7 posted on 11/17/2009 1:59:50 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Mount Athos

DC also has the highest instances of hoof n’ mouth disease.


8 posted on 11/17/2009 1:59:57 PM PST by votemout
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To: Mount Athos; Slings and Arrows
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).

Well YOU try to keep down STD rates on your block with Congress critters in YOUR backyard!

9 posted on 11/17/2009 2:02:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Mount Athos

And that just on Capital Hill!!

*rimshot*

Thanks again folks, I’ll be here all week- try the veal


10 posted on 11/17/2009 2:03:00 PM PST by Mr. K (Deathly afraid my typos become a freeper catchphrase...I'm series!)
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To: Never on my watch
Ted Kennedy Claimed to Have Slept with over 1,000 Women (Cleveland Leader 10/8/08)

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.

11 posted on 11/17/2009 2:04:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Mount Athos

And never forget, they lead the world in $20 bills tainted with cocaine.


12 posted on 11/17/2009 2:05:19 PM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: Mount Athos
I’m stunned.I would have bet that Malibu would hold the record in all three categories.
13 posted on 11/17/2009 2:05:52 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Mount Athos

An update of an old saying: “Washington-First in STDs and last in the National League.”


14 posted on 11/17/2009 2:06:54 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Mount Athos

“We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one!”


15 posted on 11/17/2009 2:06:54 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Gay State Conservative

Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Aren’t those the three most popular names for babies born in DC?


16 posted on 11/17/2009 2:08:09 PM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: TommyTrojan

so’s his ahole


17 posted on 11/17/2009 2:09:07 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: Mount Athos

And just about to legalize gay marriage, too!


18 posted on 11/17/2009 2:10:08 PM PST by behzinlea
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To: Allegra; dayglored; Dutchgirl; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Old Sarge; SunkenCiv
♀☹☠☣☢★☆MANGLED GENITALS PING☆★☢☣☠☹♂

19 posted on 11/17/2009 2:19:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TommyTrojan

“Didn’t realize that Bill Clinton’s sphere of influence was so wide.”

Snort! LOL!!!


20 posted on 11/17/2009 2:20:40 PM PST by jim35 (A racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: SonnyBubba

‘Phyllis, ‘Rhea, and who?!!!


21 posted on 11/17/2009 2:23:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Mount Athos

D.C. is the BOHICA capital of the world, doncha know.


22 posted on 11/17/2009 2:23:56 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: Mount Athos; All

And can anyone guess what two places as disparate as Mississippi and DC have in common? (Hint-it’s also the reason why they have the highest rates of obesity)


23 posted on 11/17/2009 2:23:59 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

poverty?


24 posted on 11/17/2009 2:25:43 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos

Bush’s Fault!


25 posted on 11/17/2009 2:26:05 PM PST by matt1234
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To: Mr. K
And that just on Capital Hill!!

It's probably higher on Capitol Hill.

26 posted on 11/17/2009 2:33:25 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: albie

“They also lead in mental disorders.”

Explains a lot, doesn’t it!


27 posted on 11/17/2009 2:37:10 PM PST by sjmjax
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To: Mount Athos

Well that too. But the thing which skews statistics is the high ratio of blacks per population, which is also the demographic with the highest rates of obesity, STDs, and poverty. Mississippi has the highest ratio of blacks per capita of any state in the Union, which is a definite factor in Mississippi’s poor showing in placement regarding negative statistics.

Many people don’t know that before the civil war, Mississippi was one of, if not the richest state in the Union.


28 posted on 11/17/2009 2:37:31 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Mount Athos

highest AIDS rate too


29 posted on 11/17/2009 2:46:38 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (She introduced me to so many new things... pasteurized milk, sheets, monotheism...)
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To: Mount Athos

highest AIDS rate too


30 posted on 11/17/2009 2:46:54 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (She introduced me to so many new things... pasteurized milk, sheets, monotheism...)
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To: a fool in paradise

My problem is that they’re in the process of screwing us, so, in addition to the financial bull, I’ve also got to deal with STD’s?

I guess it’s about time to deplete the savings for another K of 7.62x51.


31 posted on 11/17/2009 2:47:40 PM PST by benewton
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To: All

When they refer to “Washington DC”, do they mean members of Congress or the general population?

I’m thinking they mean both.


32 posted on 11/17/2009 2:56:40 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Mount Athos

Why does it hurt when I pee?


33 posted on 11/17/2009 3:03:52 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Mount Athos; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Darksheare; pissant; najida; r-q-tek86; blackie; ...

NO SURPRISES HERE....PING!!!!


34 posted on 11/17/2009 3:29:39 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
San Francisco will be SO disappointed!


35 posted on 11/17/2009 4:48:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Slings and Arrows

the trifected


36 posted on 11/17/2009 5:08:43 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: martin_fierro

Clinton’s a shoo-in for the Nobel Piece Prize.


37 posted on 11/17/2009 5:09:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: mickey finn

Ask Josh Ramsey


38 posted on 11/17/2009 5:10:47 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: NotSoModerate
This thread would not be complete without some quotes from Former-Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry...

And of course, there is the immortal: "Bitch set me up."
39 posted on 11/17/2009 5:16:40 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: al baby

Very good!


40 posted on 11/17/2009 5:26:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Califreak

The words “insert” and “Barney Frank” in the same sentence only bring censored thoughts to mind.....


41 posted on 11/17/2009 5:45:34 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Califreak

The words “insert” and “Barney Frank” in the same sentence only bring censored thoughts to mind.....


42 posted on 11/17/2009 5:46:09 PM PST by pointsal
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So I was thinking to myself, “Hey, when am I ever going to be in DC again?”....so I took the rubber off and.....


43 posted on 11/17/2009 6:32:08 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Mount Athos

How’s all that ‘no consequences’ sex working out for people.. oh wait, never mind.


44 posted on 11/18/2009 12:54:47 PM PST by Trillian
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To: Mount Athos; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


45 posted on 11/18/2009 1:34:54 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: mrsmel

Large number of welfare recipients?


46 posted on 11/18/2009 1:38:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: Mount Athos

Hooray for Washington, D.C.! Our founding father and first president would be proud!


47 posted on 11/18/2009 1:40:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mickey finn; Mount Athos
Why does it hurt when I pee?

Ah knew, ah say, ah knew that mah intuhmittent dementia was connected with all those wuhking guhls ah was with! /foghorn leghorn voice.

48 posted on 11/18/2009 1:41:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

See post #28


49 posted on 11/18/2009 4:29:33 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Mount Athos

Lets not give the House and the Senate any excuses.


50 posted on 11/18/2009 4:38:05 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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