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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, 2007


Rank* State Cases Rate per
100,000 Live Births
1 Louisiana 36 55.1
2 Arizona 30 32.0
3 Arkansas 12 31.1
4 Maryland 23 30.8
5 Texas 99 26.0
6 New Mexico 6 21.1
7 Nevada 7 19.9
8 California 87 16.0
9 Alabama 9 15.1
10 Michigan 14 10.8
U.S. TOTAL‡ 430 10.5
11 New Jersey 11 9.5
12 Florida 20 9.2
13 Georgia 9 6.5
14 New York 16 6.4
15 Oklahoma 3 5.8
16 North Carolina 7 5.8
17 Illinois 10 5.5
18 Pennsylvania 8 5.5
19 Tennessee 4 5.0
20 West Virginia 1 4.8
21 Connecticut 2 4.8
22 Oregon 2 4.4
23 Indiana 3 3.4
24 Colorado 2 2.9
25 Iowa 1 2.6
26 Washington 2 2.4
27 South Carolina 1 1.8
28 Wisconsin 1 1.4
29 Missouri 1 1.3
YEAR 2010 TARGET 1.0
30 Virginia 1 1.0
31 Ohio 1 0.7
Alaska 0 0.0
Delaware 0 0.0
Hawaii 0 0.0
Idaho 0 0.0
Kansas 0 0.0
Kentucky 0 0.0
Maine 0 0.0
Massachusetts 0 0.0
Minnesota 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
Rhode Island 0 0.0
South Dakota 0 0.0
Utah 0 0.0
Vermont 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 2 cases and rate of 58.6, Puerto Rico with 8 cases and rate of 15.6, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases and rate of 0.0).

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