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Table 24. Primary and secondary syphilis — Reported cases and rates by state, ranked by rates: United States, 2007


Rank* State Cases Rate per
100,000 Population
1 Louisiana 533 12.4
2 Alabama 380 8.3
3 Georgia 680 7.3
4 Maryland 345 6.1
5 Tennessee 367 6.1
6 California 2,038 5.6
7 New York 1,068 5.5
8 Florida 913 5.0
9 Texas 1,160 4.9
10 Arizona 296 4.8
11 Mississippi 133 4.6
12 Nevada 111 4.4
13 Arkansas 122 4.3
14 Missouri 239 4.1
U.S. TOTAL† 11,466 3.8
15 North Carolina 323 3.6
16 Illinois 464 3.6
17 Rhode Island 36 3.4
18 Virginia 230 3.0
19 New Jersey 227 2.6
20 Massachusetts 155 2.4
21 Washington 154 2.4
22 New Mexico 46 2.4
23 New Hampshire 30 2.3
24 Pennsylvania 263 2.1
25 Delaware 18 2.1
26 South Carolina 91 2.1
27 Oklahoma 65 1.8
28 Ohio 194 1.7
29 Vermont 10 1.6
30 Kentucky 56 1.3
31 Michigan 123 1.2
32 Colorado 57 1.2
33 Wisconsin 66 1.2
34 Minnesota 59 1.1
35 Connecticut 39 1.1
36 Alaska 7 1.0
37 Kansas 28 1.0
38 South Dakota 7 0.9
39 Indiana 54 0.9
40 Montana 8 0.8
41 Utah 20 0.8
42 Wyoming 4 0.8
43 Iowa 21 0.7
44 Hawaii 9 0.7
45 Maine 9 0.7
46 Oregon 18 0.5
47 West Virginia 6 0.3
48 Nebraska 4 0.2
YEAR 2010 TARGET 0.2
49 North Dakota 1 0.2
50 Idaho 1 0.1

*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 178 cases and a rate of 30.6, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 8 cases and rate of 4.7, Puerto Rico with 169 cases and rate of 4.3, and Virgin Islands with 0 case and rate of 0.0).

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