For no other reason than I love this map, here's a reminder of why you should always wear a rubber in the red states.
Map adapted from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2003. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, September 2004.
C'mon, no comments on the Gonorrhea map? I realize I have lurkers, but this is ridiculous.
5:18 PM, November 08, 2005
abstinance only education really works. wow.
8:46 PM, December 19, 2005
The part of Alaska covered in red has almost no population, just a few Native villages, and the oil works at Prudhoe. So maybe all the roughnecks or all the natives have Ghonorrhea?
3:44 AM, December 20, 2005
Yes, in states like Alaska you are bound to experience sampling error.
Hank, the one guy who lives in that territory probably went to the city, picked something up, and his doctor was so happy to have something to report after 20 years of nothing but moose bites that the entire region is now reddened from Hank's misadventure.
6:04 PM, January 26, 2006
How embarassing! My home county, in a blue state, has high gonerrhea rates, although why am I surprised? Good thing I left 30 years ago.
6:13 PM, April 01, 2006
What's really funny is that if you look at some of the counties in the blue states showing up, namely California, it's the Republican voting districts that are showing up.
Interesting. Not a universal effect, for sure, but interesting. That and Delaware. Fricking Delaware.
11:57 PM, July 11, 2006
Only three counties in alaska are in the red... the only thing is that these are the three largest counties in the country. One is bigger then the state of montana with a population less then 6,000... so it is making AK look like it has a problem when in reality it does not.
11:19 PM, February 20, 2007
The red counties in the Dakotas and Montana are indian reservations. You really need to link to a census bureau demographic map series...they will explain the patterns very clearly.
5:44 AM, March 04, 2007
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