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Table 37. Congenital syphilis —Reported cases and rates in infants < 1 year of age: United States (excluding outlying areas), 1963–2005

Year Cases Rate per 100,000 Live Births
1963* 367 9.2
1964* 336 8.7
1965* 335 8.9
1966* 333 8.8
1967 156 4.1
1968 274 7.3
1969 264 7.0
1970 323 8.6
1971 422 11.9
1972 360 11.0
1973 295 9.4
1974 250 7.9
1975 169 5.3
1976 160 5.1
1977 134 4.0
1978 104 3.0
1979 123 3.5
1980 107 3.0
1981 160 4.4
1982 159 4.3
1983 158 4.3
1984 247 6.7
1985 266 7.1
1986 357 9.5
1987 444 11.7
1988 658 16.8
1989 1,807 44.7
1990 3,816 91.8
1991 4,410 107.3
1992 4,024 99.0
1993 3,395 84.9
1994 2,435 61.6
1995 1,862 47.7
1996 1,282 32.9
1997 1,081 27.9
1998 844 21.4
1999 579 14.6
2000 580 14.3
2001 503 12.5
2002 459 11.4
2003 432 10.6
2004 371 9.1
2005 329 8.0

*For 1963 to 1966 data were reported for the federal fiscal year ending June 30 of the year indicated.

NOTE: The surveillance case definition for congenital syphilis changed in 1988. As of 1995, cases of congenital syphilis < 1 year of age are obtained using case reporting form CDC 73.126. For the period 1995 through 2005, yearly case counts in this table correspond to confirmed diagnoses of congenital syphilis among those known to be less than one year of age. As a result, the case counts in this table are a subset of those listed in Table 1 for the years prior to 1995.

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