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Table 39. Congenital syphilis—Reported cases and rates in infants <1 year of age by state, ranked by rates: United States, 2008

Rank* State Cases Rate per
100,000 Live Births
1Louisiana 23 36.3
2Texas 127 31.8
3Maryland 23 29.7
4Arizona 30 29.3
5Nevada 9 22.5
6Arkansas 9 22.0
7Alabama 12 19.0
8New Mexico 4 13.4
9Tennessee 10 11.9
10Illinois 20 11.1
11California 62 11.0
 U.S. TOTAL 431 10.1
12New York 23 9.2
13Michigan 10 7.8
14North Carolina 10 7.8
15Georgia 11 7.4
16Florida 17 7.2
17Oklahoma 3 5.6
18Pennsylvania 8 5.4
19Connecticut 2 4.8
20West Virginia 1 4.8
21Virginia 4 3.7
22New Jersey 4 3.5
23South Carolina 2 3.2
24Missouri 2 2.5
25Ohio 3 2.0
26Kentucky 1 1.7
27Wisconsin 1 1.4
 YEAR 2010 TARGET . 1.0
 Alaska 0 0.0
 Colorado 0 0.0
 Delaware 0 0.0
 Hawaii 0 0.0
 Idaho 0 0.0
 Indiana 0 0.0
 Iowa 0 0.0
 Kansas 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
 Oregon 0 0.0
 Rhode Island 0 0.0
 South Dakota 0 0.0
 Utah 0 0.0
 Vermont 0 0.0
 Washington 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 0 cases and a rate of 0.0, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 0 cases and rate of 0.0, Puerto Rico with 8 cases and rate of 16.5, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases and rate of 0.0).

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