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Table 28. Primary and secondary syphilis —Reported cases and rates in selected metropolitan statistical areas* (MSAs) listed in alphabetical order: United States, 2001–2005

Metropolitan Statistical Area Cases Rates per 100,000 Population
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA NA 378 516 508 598 NA 8.3 11.2 10.8 12.7
Austin-Round Rock, TX 21 23 31 56 44 1.6 1.7 2.3 4.0 3.1
Baltimore-Towson, MD NA 163 224 276 244 NA 6.3 8.6 10.5 9.2
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 16 13 23 33 101 1.5 1.2 2.1 3.0 9.3
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH NA 84 121 84 106 NA 1.9 2.7 1.9 2.4
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY NA 3 2 9 7 NA 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.6
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 59 45 23 46 103 4.3 3.2 1.6 3.1 7.0
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI NA 433 346 373 510 NA 4.7 3.7 4.0 5.4
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 5 7 2 22 24 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.1 1.2
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3 14 32 40 22 0.1 0.7 1.5 1.9 1.0
Columbus, OH 64 107 120 109 109 3.9 6.4 7.2 6.4 6.4
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 166 309 265 279 305 3.1 5.6 4.7 4.9 5.4
Denver-Aurora, CO 19 55 32 55 38 0.8 2.4 1.4 2.4 1.6
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 408 466 218 153 77 9.1 10.4 4.9 3.4 1.7
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3 11 16 13 14 0.3 0.9 1.4 1.1 1.2
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 114 124 227 235 279 2.3 2.5 4.5 4.5 5.4
Indianapolis, IN 128 39 25 34 35 8.2 2.5 1.6 2.1 2.2
Jacksonville, FL 40 18 21 72 50 3.5 1.5 1.7 5.9 4.1
Kansas City, MO-KS 10 17 43 35 89 0.5 0.9 2.3 1.8 4.6
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 4 7 8 38 103 0.3 0.5 0.5 2.3 6.2
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA NA 433 562 551 806 NA 3.4 4.4 4.3 6.2
Louisville, KY-IN 23 83 28 38 46 2.0 7.0 2.4 3.2 3.8
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 250 111 90 99 138 20.5 9.0 7.3 7.9 11.0
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 259 391 409 434 395 5.0 7.5 7.7 8.1 7.4
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI NA 23 11 19 22 NA 1.5 0.7 1.3 1.5
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI NA 55 43 26 68 NA 1.8 1.4 0.8 2.2
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 80 33 26 17 34 6.0 2.4 1.9 1.2 2.4
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA NA 13 28 101 88 NA 1.0 2.1 7.7 6.7
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA NA 602 709 816 773 NA 3.2 3.8 4.4 4.1
Oklahoma City, OK 46 65 56 20 23 4.2 5.8 4.9 1.7 2.0
Orlando, FL 61 67 70 69 106 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 5.7
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD NA 103 135 95 127 NA 1.8 2.3 1.6 2.2
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ NA NA 134 106 113 NA NA 3.7 2.9 3.0
Pittsburgh, PA NA 24 38 22 69 NA 1.0 1.6 0.9 2.9
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 10 28 47 26 39 0.5 1.4 2.3 1.3 1.9
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA NA 20 42 30 28 NA 1.2 2.6 1.8 1.7
Richmond, VA 11 9 12 11 13 1.0 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.1
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA NA 64 91 103 121 NA 1.8 2.5 2.7 3.2
Rochester, NY NA 6 7 12 6 NA 0.6 0.7 1.2 0.6
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA NA 14 19 19 16 NA 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8
Salt Lake City, UT 4 7 6 5 9 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.9
San Antonio, TX 73 48 52 116 129 4.2 2.7 2.9 6.3 7.0
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA NA 37 111 138 194 NA 1.3 3.8 4.7 6.6
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA NA 399 406 422 331 NA 9.5 9.8 10.2 8.0
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA NA 30 56 56 44 NA 1.7 3.2 3.2 2.5
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 48 59 70 138 125 1.6 1.9 2.2 4.4 3.9
St. Louis, MO-IL 41 32 51 71 50 1.5 1.2 1.9 2.6 1.8
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 28 57 96 89 85 1.1 2.3 3.8 3.4 3.3
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 53 31 23 50 60 3.3 1.9 1.4 3.0 3.6
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV NA 139 168 199 233 NA 2.8 3.3 3.9 4.5
U.S. MSA TOTAL 2,047 5,299 5,891 6,368 7,149 3.4 3.5 3.8 4.0 4.5

*MSAs selected based on largest population in 2000 U.S. census. NA = Not available. STD morbidity reporting methods do not allow MSA-specific case counts and rates to be determined for some jurisdictions for some years.

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