Saturday, December 11, 2004

Faith-Based Gonorrhea?

In 1996, according to the CDC, North Carolina had 253 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents. Since the state population back then was about 8 million, that means they had about 20,240 cases total.

In 1996, California had 59 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents. Since it had a population of about 33,000,000, that means it had 19,470 cases total. In other words, California had fewer total cases of gonorrhea than North Carolina, despite having four times the population.

In 1996, Alabama had about 13,640 cases of gonorrhea, out of 4,400,000 residents. A little less than California...but then, California's population is about eight times that of Alabama.

Georgia had about 22,275 cases, out of 8,100,000 residents. Again, higher than California, despite a much smaller population.

Just sayin'!


Ellie Finlay said...

Yeah, and THAT was in 1996. Wonder what the disparity is going to be now that the administration is saying that condoms don't really work. The so-called "faith based community" will buy it, will not use condoms and their STD incidence will only go up. I predict Californians will continue to use good sense.

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