Objective: Chlamydia Trachomatis is becoming an increasingly large national problem with severe consequences on the medical health care system. Methods: With data collected from County Health Ranking, with research that has been conducted at governmental and nongovernmental levels throughout the community, state and national level. Increases in rates of chlamydia can be linked to an increased number of testing or increased accuracy of testing while decreased numbers of incidence can be due to low reporting from that county. Conducting correlation and comparison may reveal additional links to the rising rates of Chlamydia. Results: We found a positive correlation between rate of chlamydia and percent access to exercise opportunities as well as a positive comparison between 2016 and 2019 rates of Chlamydia in Ohio. No correlation was found between rates of chlamydia and insufficient sleep.
Schmitz, J. (2021). Chlamydia in Ohio 2019. Wright State University. Dayton, Ohio.