Which states across the U.S. have seen the most growth in chlamydia diagnosis rates during the 21st century, and which have seen the least? The team at CEUfast compared the chlamydia diagnosis rates of all 50 states to see how these diagnosis rates changed over the course of 18 years. They compared the diagnosis rate data supplied by the CDC for the years 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018 and calculated the percentage that the rates increased or decreased over each set of six years.
The first set of data, from 2000 to 2006, saw a huge rate increase of over 100% for a handful of states. Vermont had the biggest increase in chlamydia diagnosis rates of 123% during that time, while Texas’ rate actually decreased 2% during this time. Would it surprise you to find out that Alaska was the state with the highest rate of chlamydia diagnosis over the course of these 18 years?