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Table 24. Primary and secondary syphilis—Reported cases and rates by state, ranked by rates: United States, 2008

Rank* State Cases Rate per
100,000 Population
1Louisiana 707 16.5
2Alabama 449 9.7
3Georgia 914 9.6
4Arkansas 206 7.3
5Maryland 378 6.7
6Tennessee 413 6.7
7New York 1,217 6.3
8Mississippi 184 6.3
9California 2,204 6.0
10Texas 1,405 5.9
11Florida 1,044 5.7
12Arizona 317 5.0
 U.S. TOTAL 13,500 4.5
13Illinois 554 4.3
14Missouri 224 3.8
15Virginia 266 3.4
16Massachusetts 216 3.3
17North Carolina 287 3.2
18Ohio 351 3.1
19Nevada 77 3.0
20Washington 181 2.8
21Colorado 128 2.6
22New Jersey 226 2.6
23Oklahoma 86 2.4
24Hawaii 29 2.3
25New Mexico 44 2.2
26Minnesota 116 2.2
27South Carolina 98 2.2
28Indiana 140 2.2
29Kentucky 93 2.2
30Pennsylvania 272 2.2
31Michigan 210 2.1
32Delaware 16 1.9
33Vermont 11 1.8
34Rhode Island 18 1.7
35New Hampshire 20 1.5
36Wisconsin 65 1.2
37Kansas 30 1.1
38Connecticut 34 1.0
39Utah 25 0.9
40Nebraska 15 0.8
41Maine 10 0.8
42Montana 7 0.7
43West Virginia 13 0.7
44Oregon 26 0.7
45Wyoming 3 0.6
46Iowa 16 0.5
47Idaho 7 0.5
 YEAR 2010 TARGET  0.2
48Alaska 1 0.1
49South Dakota 1 0.1
 North Dakota 0 0.0

* 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 146 cases and a rate of 24.8, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 6 cases and rate of 3.5, Puerto Rico with 167 cases and rate of 4.2, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases and rate of 0.0).

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