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Table 24. Primary and secondary syphilis — Reported cases and rates by state, ranked by rates: United States, 2006

Rank* State Cases Rate per 100,000 Population
1 Louisiana 342 7.6
2 Alabama 319 7.0
3 Georgia 581 6.4
4 Nevada 137 5.7
5 Maryland 300 5.4
6 California 1,835 5.1
7 Texas 1,064 4.7
8 Tennessee 249 4.2
9 New Mexico 79 4.1
10 Florida 719 4.0
11 New York 736 3.8
12 North Carolina 309 3.6
13 Arizona 203 3.4
14 Illinois 431 3.4
  U.S. TOTAL 9,756 3.3
15 Mississippi 86 2.9
16 Missouri 168 2.9
17 Washington 182 2.9
18 Arkansas 77 2.8
19 Virginia 190 2.5
20 Delaware 20 2.4
21 Pennsylvania 264 2.1
22 New Jersey 173 2.0
23 Oklahoma 70 2.0
24 Massachusetts 124 1.9
25 Connecticut 64 1.8
26 Kentucky 73 1.7
27 South Dakota 13 1.7
28 Alaska 11 1.7
29 Ohio 184 1.6
30 South Carolina 66 1.6
31 Indiana 93 1.5
32 Colorado 69 1.5
33 Hawaii 18 1.4
34 Rhode Island 14 1.3
35 Wisconsin 68 1.2
36 Michigan 118 1.2
37 New Hampshire 13 1.0
38 Kansas 27 1.0
39 Minnesota 47 0.9
40 Utah 21 0.9
41 Oregon 29 0.8
42 Maine 9 0.7
43 Iowa 19 0.6
44 West Virginia 11 0.6
45 Vermont 3 0.5
46 Nebraska 7 0.4
47 Idaho 3 0.2
  YEAR 2010 TARGET   0.2
48 North Dakota 1 0.2
49 Montana 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 the District of Columbia with 116 cases and a rate of 21.1, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 3 cases and rate of 1.8, Puerto Rico with 150 cases and rate of 3.8, and Virgin Islands with 1 case and rate of 0.9).

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