Wrap it up, Sunshine Staters!

Statistics from the Florida Department of Health show which of the state's 67 counties have had the most and least number of new cases of sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhea, chlamydia, and infectious syphilis over the three-year-period between 2009 and 2011.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, eight of the 10 counties with the highest rates of infection contain or are located near large public universities (prompting some people to suggest we're a "football state with an STD problem").

How big is the difference? The worst county sees more than seven times the percentage of STDs than the lowest.

Check out the counties with the lowest and highest rates below -- and see where South Florida's largest three counties rank, too:

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  • 67. Charlotte

    2009-11 count: 1,029 2009-11 rate: 214.2

  • 66. Monroe

    2009-11 count: 488 2009-11 rate: 222.6

  • 65. St. Johns

    2009-11 count: 1,280 2009-11 rate: 223.9

  • 64. Hernando

    2009-11 count: 1,206 2009-11 rate: 232.7

  • 63. Martin

    2009-11 count: 1,069 2009-11 rate: 243.4

  • 62. Collier

    2009-11 count: 2,416 2009-11 rate: 250.3

  • 61. Santa Rosa

    2009-11 count: 1,150 2009-11 rate: 251.3

  • 60. Lafayette

    2009-11 count: 66 2009-11 rate: 253

  • 59. Pasco

    2009-11 count: 3,611 2009-11 rate: 258.8

  • 58. Walton

    2009-11 count: 444 2009-11 rate: 268.4

  • 51. Palm Beach

    2009-11 count: 13,822 2009-11 rate: 348.9

  • 32. Miami-Dade

    2009-11 count: 33,949 2009-11 rate: 452.4

  • 20. Broward

    2009-11 count: 27,861 2009-11 rate: 531.5

  • 10. Orange

    2009-11 count: 23,714 2009-11 rate: 688.3

  • 9. Jefferson

    2009-11 count: 328 2009-11 rate: 743.4

  • 8. Hillsborough

    2009-11 count: 27,562 2009-11 rate: 746.6

  • 7. Madison

    2009-11 count: 443 2009-11 rate: 765.2

  • 6. Escambia

    2009-11 count: 7,003 2009-11 rate: 781.7

  • 5. Duval

    2009-11 count: 22,900 2009-11 rate: 884.4

  • 4. Alachua

    2009-11 count: 6,706 2009-11 rate: 904.3

  • 3. Hamilton

    2009-11 count: 416 2009-11 rate: 937.7

  • 2. Leon

    2009-11 count: 11,356 2009-11 rate: 1,373.6

  • 1. Gadsden

    2009-11 count: 2,256 2009-11 rate: 1,598.5


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