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Table 38. Congenital syphilis —Reported cases and rates in infants < 1 year of age by state, ranked by rates: United States, 2005

Rank* State Cases Rate per 100,000 Live Births
1 Arizona 28 30.8
2 New Mexico 6 21.6
3 Maryland 16 21.4
4 Arkansas 7 18.5
5 Texas 65 17.2
6 Louisiana 11 16.9
7 California 75 13.9
8 New Jersey 16 13.7
9 Michigan 17 13.0
10 Illinois 23 12.6
11 North Carolina 10 8.5
12 Alabama 5 8.4
  U.S. TOTAL§ 329 8.0
13 Florida 16 7.5
14 South Carolina 4 7.2
15 Missouri 3 3.9
16 Tennessee 3 3.8
17 New York 8 3.2
18 Nevada 1 3.0
19 Virginia 3 3.0
20 Wisconsin 2 2.9
21 Connecticut 1 2.3
22 Indiana 2 2.3
23 Oklahoma 1 2.0
24 Colorado 1 1.4
25 Minnesota 1 1.4
26 Ohio 2 1.3
  YEAR 2010 TARGET   1.0
27 Georgia 1 0.7
28 Pennsylvania 1 0.7
  Alaska 0 0.0
  Delaware 0 0.0
  Hawaii 0 0.0
  Idaho 0 0.0
  Iowa 0 0.0
  Kansas 0 0.0
  Kentucky 0 0.0
  Maine 0 0.0
  Massachusetts 0 0.0
  Mississippi 0 0.0
  Montana 0 0.0
  Nebraska 0 0.0
  New Hampshire 0 0.0
  North Dakota 0 0.0
  Oregon 0 0.0
  Rhode Island 0 0.0
  South Dakota 0 0.0
  Utah 0 0.0
  Vermont 0 0.0
  Washington 0 0.0
  West Virginia 0 0.0
  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. Mother's state of residence used to assign case.

§Total includes cases reported by Washington, D.C. but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 1 case and rate of 30.5, Puerto Rico with 11 cases and rate of 21.7, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases and rate of 0.0).

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