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Table 23. Primary and secondary syphilis —Reported cases and rates by state/area, ranked by rates: United States, 2005

Rank* State/Area Cases Rate per 100,000 Population
1 Georgia 645 7.3
2 Louisiana 278 6.2
3 Maryland 313 5.6
4 Nevada 109 4.7
5 California 1,585 4.4
6 Florida 724 4.2
7 Illinois 525 4.1
8 Texas 873 3.9
9 Alabama 169 3.7
10 Tennessee 217 3.7
11 New York 705 3.7
12 North Carolina 274 3.2
13 Arizona 175 3.0
  U.S. TOTAL 8,724 3.0
14 New Mexico 56 2.9
15 Missouri 147 2.6
16 Washington 152 2.5
17 Rhode Island 24 2.2
18 South Carolina 84 2.0
19 Massachusetts 125 1.9
20 Virginia 143 1.9
21 Arkansas 52 1.9
22 Ohio 211 1.8
23 Mississippi 49 1.7
24 Connecticut 58 1.7
25 Pennsylvania 199 1.6
26 New Jersey 133 1.5
27 Idaho 20 1.4
28 Alaska 9 1.4
29 Minnesota 70 1.4
30 Delaware 11 1.3
31 Kentucky 52 1.3
32 Oklahoma 44 1.2
33 New Hampshire 16 1.2
34 Oregon 41 1.1
35 Michigan 105 1.0
36 Colorado 46 1.0
37 Indiana 62 1.0
38 Hawaii 11 0.9
39 Montana 7 0.8
40 Wisconsin 41 0.7
41 Kansas 19 0.7
42 Utah 10 0.4
43 Iowa 9 0.3
44 South Dakota 2 0.3
  YEAR 2010 TARGET   0.2
45 Nebraska 4 0.2
46 West Virginia 3 0.2
47 Vermont 1 0.2
48 North Dakota 1 0.2
49 Maine 1 0.1
  Wyoming 0 0.0

*States were ranked in descending order by rate, number of cases, and alphabetically by state. States with no cases were not ranked.

Total includes cases reported by Washington, D.C., but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 2 cases and rate of 1.2, Puerto Rico with 226 cases and rate of 5.8, and Virgin Islands with 1 case and rate of 0.9).

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