Apparently, Montgomery tops the STD top ten list. This officially makes it the most sexually diseased city of all the US, beating bigger cities like New York, or San Francisco, which did not even make the top ten list at all.
The 200k town in Alabama has been proven to have the most syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea cases than many of the bigger cities. This is speaking in terms of a ration comprising number of reported cases per 100 thousand people.
The list was made by renter website RentApplication.com. To make the list, they combined info and statistic data already available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the year 2013.
The data is not necessarily relevant as a whole, and the title of the most sexually diseased city in general is not necessarily true at the present time. The statistics being for the year 2013, they cannot convey the present state of the city, although are sure to have an impact on the public opinion.
Tom Miller, a representative from the Department of Public Health of Alabama has defended their city by saying that if we are to look at data from 2014, which is not yet available, there will be a clear decrease in the number of STDs in Montgomery. However, this is clearly what anyone would say when defending.
It is also important to note that not only did the list include in its numbers Herpes, it also did not consider AIDS and the HIV virus. To what end they did not include these two very common diseases is a mystery, but Miller maintains that looking at just gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia is reason enough to worry.
Speaking of numbers, concretely, Montgomery had 4,371 cases of these three STDs reported. These split up as follows: 3,309 for chlamydia, 1,309 for gonorrhea, and 23 for syphilis. For 100 thousand people, the city had 1,899.20 cases.
The top ten continues with St. Louis in Missouri, which had 1,867.54 cases (STDs/100k people), West Memphis in Arkansas, with 1,717.29 cases, Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia in which there were 1,689.77, Norfolk, Virginia, with 1,632.74, Maryland’s Baltimore amounting 1,630.98, Richmond, the second in Virginia, with 1,544.39, New Orleans with 1,520.37, and Killeen, Texas, and North Carolina’s Fayetteville coming in at numbers 9 and 10.
The last two as well as Norfolk have an increased military presence due to a naval base in the Virginia city, and two Forts, Hood and Bragg, in Killeen and Fayetteville.
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