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Table 25. Primary and Secondary Syphilis - Reported Cases and Rates by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2011


Rank*StateCasesRate per 100,000 Population
1Louisiana 447 9.9
2Maryland 452 7.8
3Georgia 678 7.0
4Illinois 881 6.9
5Florida 1,257 6.7
6California 2,443 6.6
7Mississippi 191 6.4
8Arkansas 182 6.2
9New York 1,083 5.6
10Nevada 136 5.0
11Washington 328 4.9
12South Carolina 221 4.8
13Alabama 228 4.8
14Texas 1,169 4.6
 U.S. TOTAL† 13,970 4.5
15North Carolina 431 4.5
16Tennessee 278 4.4
17Rhode Island 46 4.4
18Arizona 274 4.3
19Massachusetts 266 4.1
20Ohio 440 3.8
21New Mexico 71 3.4
22Delaware 27 3.0
23Kentucky 129 3.0
24Pennsylvania 373 2.9
25Michigan 286 2.9
26Indiana 173 2.7
27Virginia 213 2.7
28Colorado 133 2.6
29New Jersey 232 2.6
30Minnesota 139 2.6
31Oregon 97 2.5
32Missouri 136 2.3
33Oklahoma 84 2.2
34Connecticut 65 1.8
35Vermont 9 1.4
36New Hampshire 18 1.4
37Wisconsin 65 1.1
38Hawaii 14 1.0
39Maine 12 0.9
40Kansas 24 0.8
41Idaho 13 0.8
42Montana 7 0.7
43Alaska 5 0.7
44Iowa 20 0.7
45Nebraska 10 0.5
46Utah 14 0.5
47West Virginia 4 0.2
48North Dakota 1 0.1
 South Dakota 0 0.0
 Wyoming 0 0.0

* States were ranked by rate, then case count, with rates shown rounded to the nearest tenth.

† Total includes cases reported by the District of Columbia with 165 cases and a rate of 27.4, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 5 cases and rate of 2.8, Puerto Rico with 254 cases and rate of 6.8, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases and rate of 0.0).

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