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Table 12. Gonorrhea — Reported cases and rates by state/area, ranked by rates: United States, 2006

Rank* State/Area Cases Rate per 100,000 Population
1 Mississippi 7,511 257.1  
2 South Carolina 10,320 242.5  
3 Louisiana 10,883 240.6  
4 Alabama 10,665 234.0  
5 Georgia 19,669 216.8  
6 North Carolina 17,312 199.4  
7 Delaware 1,485 176.0  
8 Missouri 10,204 175.9  
9 Ohio 19,190 167.4  
10 Tennessee 9,694 162.6  
11 Illinois 20,186 158.2  
12 Arkansas 4,306 154.9  
13 Michigan 15,677 154.9  
14 Oklahoma 4,951 139.5  
15 Indiana 8,732 139.2  
16 Florida 23,976 134.8  
17 Texas 30,449 133.2  
18 Maryland 7,328 130.8  
19 Wisconsin 6,927 125.1  
  U.S. TOTAL 358,366 120.9  
20 Nevada 2,791 115.6  
21 Arizona 5,949 100.2  
22 Alaska 630 94.9  
23 California 33,740 93.4  
24 Pennsylvania 11,466 92.2  
25 New York 17,459 90.7  
26 New Mexico 1,733 89.9  
27 Virginia 6,476 85.6  
28 Nebraska 1,433 81.5  
29 Kansas 2,210 80.5  
30 Colorado 3,695 79.2  
31 Kentucky 3,277 78.5  
32 Connecticut 2,610 74.4  
33 Hawaii 885 69.4  
34 Washington 4,231 67.3  
35 Iowa 1,966 66.3  
36 Minnesota 3,303 64.4  
37 New Jersey 5,492 63.0  
38 West Virginia 953 52.5  
39 South Dakota 367 47.3  
40 Rhode Island 508 47.2  
41 Oregon 1,461 40.1  
42 Massachusetts 2,429 38.0  
43 Utah 888 36.0  
44 North Dakota 153 24.0  
45 Wyoming 120 23.6  
46 Montana 194 20.7  
  YEAR 2010 TARGET   19.0  
47 Idaho 206 14.4  
48 New Hampshire 180 13.7  
49 Vermont 72 11.6  
50 Maine 137 10.4  

*States were ranked in descending order by rate, number of cases, and alphabetically by state.

Total includes cases reported by the District of Columbia with 1,887 cases and a rate of 342.8, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 98 cases and rate of 58.1, Puerto Rico with 302 cases and rate of 7.7, and Virgin Islands with 34 cases and rate of 31.3).

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