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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, 2006

Rank* State Cases Rate per 100,000 Live Births
1 Nevada 15 42.6  
2 Maryland 19 25.5  
3 New Mexico 7 24.7  
4 Texas 79 20.7  
5 Louisiana 13 19.9  
6 Arkansas 7 18.1  
7 Arizona 16 17.1  
8 Alabama 9 15.1  
9 New Jersey 15 13.0  
10 California 66 12.1  
11 Michigan 13 10.0  
12 Florida 21 9.6  
  U.S. TOTAL§ 349 8.5  
13 Illinois 15 8.3  
14 Tennessee 6 7.5  
15 Georgia 9 6.5  
16 New York 15 6.0  
17 North Carolina 6 5.0  
18 Utah 2 3.9  
19 Oklahoma 2 3.9  
20 Missouri 3 3.9  
21 South Carolina 2 3.5  
22 Colorado 2 2.9  
23 Virginia 3 2.9  
24 Kansas 1 2.5  
25 Kentucky 1 1.8  
26 Minnesota 1 1.4  
  YEAR 2010 TARGET   1.0  
  Alaska 0 0.0  
  Connecticut 0 0.0  
  Delaware 0 0.0  
  Hawaii 0 0.0  
  Idaho 0 0.0  
  Indiana 0 0.0  
  Iowa 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  
  Ohio 0 0.0  
  Oregon 0 0.0  
  Pennsylvania 0 0.0  
  Rhode Island 0 0.0  
  South Dakota 0 0.0  
  Vermont 0 0.0  
  Washington 0 0.0  
  West Virginia 0 0.0  
  Wisconsin 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 the District of Columbia with 1 case and a rate of 12.6, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 0 cases and rate of 0.0, Puerto Rico with 13 cases and rate of 25.4, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases and rate of 0.0).

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