Playas and hoes, take note
: The Center for Disease Control
is out with its annual report on sexually transmitted diseases
. Once again St. Louis tops all other U.S. cities in the percentage of its population that came down with chlamydia
(right) in 2007 -- the most recent year in which data is available.
St. Louis reported 4,392 new cases of chlamydia in 2007
, or 1,265 cases per 100,000 residents. The next closest city was Baltimore with 1,166 cases per 100,000 people.
Meanwhile, some 2,577 St. Louisans came down with gonorrhea in 2007
, or 742 cases per 100,000 residents. New Orleans came in second place with 684 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 inhabitants.
St. Louis also ranked No. 1 per capita in cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in 2006 and has ranked in the top five of cities since 2000.