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Table 28. Primary and secondary syphilis — Reported cases and rates in selected metropolitan statistical areas* (MSAs) listed in alphabetical order: United States, 2003–2007


Metropolitan Statistical Area Cases Rates per 100,000 Population
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 516 508 598 529 608 11.2 10.8 12.2 10.3 11.8
Austin-Round Rock, TX 31 56 44 84 74 2.3 4.0 3.0 5.5 4.9
Baltimore-Towson, MD 224 276 244 213 211 8.6 10.5 9.2 8.0 7.9
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 23 33 101 244 189 2.1 3.0 9.3 22.2 17.2
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 121 84 106 117 131 2.7 1.9 2.4 2.6 2.9
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 2 9 7 18 11 0.2 0.8 0.6 1.6 1.0
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 23 46 103 121 103 1.6 3.1 6.8 7.6 6.5
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 346 373 510 416 427 3.7 4.0 5.4 4.4 4.5
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 2 22 24 13 34 0.1 1.1 1.2 0.6 1.6
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 32 40 22 18 29 1.5 1.9 1.0 0.9 1.4
Columbus, OH 120 109 109 107 76 7.2 6.4 6.4 6.2 4.4
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 265 279 305 320 265 4.7 4.9 5.2 5.3 4.4
Denver-Aurora, CO 32 55 38 56 46 1.4 2.4 1.6 2.3 1.9
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 218 153 77 82 91 4.9 3.4 1.7 1.8 2.0
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 16 13 14 23 15 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.9 1.3
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 227 235 279 396 501 4.5 4.5 5.3 7.1 9.0
Indianapolis, IN 25 34 35 47 26 1.6 2.1 2.1 2.8 1.6
Jacksonville, FL 21 72 50 41 44 1.7 5.9 4.0 3.2 3.4
Kansas City, MO-KS 43 35 89 112 149 2.3 1.8 4.6 5.7 7.6
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8 38 103 132 102 0.5 2.3 6.0 7.4 5.7
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 562 551 806 945 1,061 4.4 4.3 6.2 7.3 8.2
Louisville, KY-IN 28 38 46 41 32 2.4 3.2 3.8 3.4 2.6
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 99 138 145 208 7.3 7.9 10.9 11.4 16.3
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 409 434 395 369 414 7.7 8.1 7.3 6.8 7.6
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 11 19 22 38 53 0.7 1.3 1.5 2.5 3.5
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 43 26 68 43 57 1.4 0.8 2.2 1.4 1.8
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 26 17 34 40 84 1.9 1.2 2.4 2.7 5.8
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 28 101 88 90 168 2.1 7.7 6.7 8.8 16.4
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 709 816 773 811 1,208 3.8 4.4 4.1 4.3 6.4
Oklahoma City, OK 56 20 23 24 36 4.9 1.7 2.0 2.0 3.1
Orlando, FL 70 69 106 94 145 3.9 3.7 5.5 4.7 7.3
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 135 95 127 173 205 2.3 1.6 2.2 3.0 3.5
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 134 106 113 157 193 3.7 2.9 2.9 3.9 4.8
Pittsburgh, PA 38 22 69 91 60 1.6 0.9 2.9 3.8 2.5
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 47 26 39 25 11 2.3 1.3 1.9 1.2 0.5
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 42 30 28 18 44 2.6 1.8 1.7 1.1 2.7
Richmond, VA 12 11 13 28 38 1.1 1.0 1.1 2.3 3.2
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 91 103 121 108 95 2.5 2.7 3.1 2.7 2.4
Rochester, NY 7 12 6 14 16 0.7 1.2 0.6 1.4 1.5
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 19 19 16 32 59 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.5 2.9
Salt Lake City, UT 6 5 9 15 19 0.6 0.5 0.9 1.4 1.8
San Antonio, TX 52 116 129 136 157 2.9 6.3 6.8 7.0 8.1
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 111 138 194 235 347 3.8 4.7 6.6 8.0 11.8
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 406 422 331 363 308 9.8 10.2 8.0 8.7 7.4
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 56 56 44 52 56 3.2 3.2 2.5 2.9 3.1
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 138 125 160 138 2.2 4.4 3.9 4.9 4.2
St. Louis, MO-IL 51 71 50 65 112 1.9 2.6 1.8 2.3 4.0
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 96 89 85 110 195 3.8 3.4 3.2 4.1 7.2
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 23 50 60 84 88 1.4 3.0 3.6 5.1 5.3
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 168 199 233 250 377 3.3 3.9 4.5 4.7 7.1
U.S. MSA TOTAL 5,891 6,368 7,149 7,845 9,116 3.8 4.0 4.5 4.9 5.7

*MSAs selected based on largest population in 2000 U.S. census.

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