Idaho Ranked Low in National Study of STD Rates
This is good news for people living in Idaho, finding out that a new report indicates that Idaho has some of the lowest rates of sexually transmitted diseases compared to the rest of the U.S. The study was done by the National Council for Home Safety which was put together by data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the U.S. Census databases.
Boise Weekly first broke down the details about Idaho's STD rates. Idaho came in at 46th in the nation, which is great news, West Virginia was the state that came in 50th.
When it comes to states with the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases it would be Alaska, then Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and New Mexico.
Getting more specific on diseases, Idaho was 46th in the nation for syphilis infections, 47th in the nation for it's gonorrhea infections and 44th in the nation for infections of chlamydia. While it might not be fun to talk about STD's it's good to know the majority of people in Idaho are doing things to prevent getting one of the infections.