Nobody goes out searching for sexually transmitted diseases but nationwide, they are on the rise. They're increasing here in North Dakota too.

To come up with the data, the website BackgroundChecks.org looked at data from the Center for Disease Control to see the rate of the two most common STD's per 100,000 residents.

The two most common STD's are Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

North Dakota has the 26th highest rate of STD's in the nation based on 2016 data. However, North Dakota was ranked 29th in 2015 so things are getting worse.

Of course we are nearing 2018 now but only recently was the data for 2016 released.

Apparently for every 100,000 North Dakotans, 456.5 people have Chlamydia and 132.1 have Gonorrhea.

The STD rate across the country in 2016 is the highest ever according to the CDC. It's not totally clear what is leading to the increase in STD's but many people blame dating apps such as Tinder for a rise in casual sex and therefore a rise in STD's.

Be safe out there.

[BackGroundChecks.org]