Understanding the Rate of Chlamydia
Chlamydia is a curable STD that affects both men and women. However, women can be at risk of fertility problems when left untreated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chlamydia can be spread by having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone infected. Unfortunately, in many cases, people with chlamydia show no symptoms, so many are unaware that they have it, which is just one reason why it’s such a common STD. Here are the statistics you need to know.
Chlamydia Statistics in the United States
According to the latest report from America’s Health Rankings, here are some statistics about how chlamydia has impacted the U.S. population
- West Virginia is the healthiest state at 198.2 cases per 100,000 population.
- Alaska is the least healthy state at 832.5 per 100,000 population.
- From 1997 to 2017, the rate of reported chlamydia infections increased from 206 to 529 cases per 100,000 population.
- More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported in 2018.
Reported Chlamydia Cases in California
Specifically, California has reached its highest rate of overall STD levels in 30 years. The California Department of Health reports the following about chlamydia:
- In 2018, 232,181 cases of chlamydia were reported.
- Chlamydia cases in California increased 56% between 2008 and 2018.
- Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most reported cases of STDs in California.
- Chlamydia and gonorrhea disproportionately impact people in their teens and twenties.
- People ages 15 to 24 make up more than 5 out of every 10 chlamydia cases in California.
Contracted Chlamydia? We Are Here For You.
If you contracted an STD from a sexual partner who did not inform you of their STD status, you might have grounds to file an STD lawsuit. Filing such an STD claim can help you recover the compensation you need for medical bills and lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more. We understand that speaking out against a sexual partner who gave you an STD is a personal and private matter. Our caring lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time while protecting the privacy that you deserve.
Contact KMD Law at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a consultation.