Map of the Most STD-Affected Cities in the US Includes Killeen
A map claiming to show the most STD-ridden cities in the U.S. lists Killeen, Texas as one of the most infected.
The data used is from a 2013 CDC report on syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. (Herpes data is not collected.)
To normalize the data, the site measured rates per 100,000 people. They also chose only to show cities with a significant amount of population, so rural counties are not show on this map.
Here are the official top 10 most STD-infected cities in the country:
1. Montgomery, AL
2. St. Louis, MO
3. West Memphis, AR (part of the Memphis Metro)
4. Philadelphia, PA
5. Norfolk, VA
6. Baltimore, MD
7. Richmond, VA
8. New Orleans, LA
9. Killeen, TX
10. Fayetteville, NC
The CDC makes available a wide range of statistical, anonymous data about STDs in America.
[H/T My Kiss 103.1]