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Table 29. Primary and secondary syphilis — Reported cases and rates in selected metropolitan statistical areas* (MSAs) listed in alphabetical order: United States, 2002–2006

Metropolitan Statistical Area Cases Rates per 100,000 Population
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 378 516 508 598 529 8.3 11.2 10.8 12.2 10.8
Austin-Round Rock, TX 23 31 56 44 84 1.7 2.3 4.0 3.0 5.8
Baltimore-Towson, MD 163 224 276 244 213 6.3 8.6 10.5 9.2 8.0
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 13 23 33 101 244 1.2 2.1 3.0 9.3 22.4
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 84 121 84 106 117 1.9 2.7 1.9 2.4 2.7
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 3 2 9 7 18 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.6 1.6
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 45 23 46 103 121 3.2 1.6 3.1 6.8 8.0
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 433 346 373 510 416 4.7 3.7 4.0 5.4 4.4
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 7 2 22 24 13 0.3 0.1 1.1 1.2 0.6
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 14 32 40 22 18 0.7 1.5 1.9 1.0 0.8
Columbus, OH 107 120 109 109 107 6.4 7.2 6.4 6.4 6.3
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 309 265 279 305 320 5.6 4.7 4.9 5.2 5.5
Denver-Aurora, CO 55 32 55 38 56 2.4 1.4 2.4 1.6 2.4
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 466 218 153 77 82 10.4 4.9 3.4 1.7 1.8
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 11 16 13 14 23 0.9 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.9
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 124 227 235 279 396 2.5 4.5 4.5 5.3 7.5
Indianapolis, IN 39 25 34 35 47 2.5 1.6 2.1 2.1 2.9
Jacksonville, FL 18 21 72 50 41 1.5 1.7 5.9 4.0 3.3
Kansas City, MO-KS 17 43 35 89 112 0.9 2.3 1.8 4.6 5.8
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 7 8 38 103 132 0.5 0.5 2.3 6.0 7.7
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 433 562 551 806 945 3.4 4.4 4.3 6.2 7.3
Louisville, KY-IN 83 28 38 46 41 7.0 2.4 3.2 3.8 3.4
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 111 90 99 138 145 9.0 7.3 7.9 10.9 11.5
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 391 409 434 395 369 7.5 7.7 8.1 7.3 6.8
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 23 11 19 22 38 1.5 0.7 1.3 1.5 2.5
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 55 43 26 68 43 1.8 1.4 0.8 2.2 1.4
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 33 26 17 34 40 2.4 1.9 1.2 2.4 2.8
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 13 28 101 88 90 1.0 2.1 7.7 6.7 6.8
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 602 709 816 773 811 3.2 3.8 4.4 4.1 4.3
Oklahoma City, OK 65 56 20 23 24 5.8 4.9 1.7 2.0 2.1
Orlando, FL 67 70 69 106 94 3.8 3.9 3.7 5.5 4.9
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 103 135 95 127 173 1.8 2.3 1.6 2.2 3.0
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ NA 134 106 113 157 NA 3.7 2.9 2.9 4.1
Pittsburgh, PA 24 38 22 69 91 1.0 1.6 0.9 2.9 3.8
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 28 47 26 39 25 1.4 2.3 1.3 1.9 1.2
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 20 42 30 28 18 1.2 2.6 1.8 1.7 1.1
Richmond, VA 9 12 11 13 28 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.1 2.4
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 64 91 103 121 108 1.8 2.5 2.7 3.1 2.8
Rochester, NY 6 7 12 6 14 0.6 0.7 1.2 0.6 1.3
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 14 19 19 16 32 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.6
Salt Lake City, UT 7 6 5 9 15 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.9 1.4
San Antonio, TX 48 52 116 129 136 2.7 2.9 6.3 6.8 7.2
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 37 111 138 194 235 1.3 3.8 4.7 6.6 8.0
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 399 406 422 331 363 9.5 9.8 10.2 8.0 8.7
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 56 56 44 52 1.7 3.2 3.2 2.5 3.0
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 59 70 138 125 160 1.9 2.2 4.4 3.9 5.0
St. Louis, MO-IL 32 51 71 50 65 1.2 1.9 2.6 1.8 2.3
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 57 96 89 85 110 2.3 3.8 3.4 3.2 4.2
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 31 23 50 60 84 1.9 1.4 3.0 3.6 5.1
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 139 168 199 233 250 2.8 3.3 3.9 4.5 4.8
U.S. MSA TOTAL 5,299 5,891 6,368 7,149 7,845 3.5 3.8 4.0 4.5 4.9

*Data are presented for 50 MSAs with the largest population based on 2000 U.S. census. NA = Not available. STD morbidity reporting methods do not allow MSA-specific case counts and rates to be determined for some jurisdictions for some years.

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