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Table 12. Gonorrhea – Reported Cases and Rates by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2009

Rank* State Cases Rate per
100,000 Population
1Mississippi 7,241 246.4
2Louisiana 8,996 204.0
3South Carolina 8,318 185.7
4Alabama 7,498 160.8
5Arkansas 4,460 156.2
6Illinois 19,962 154.7
7North Carolina 13,870 150.4
8Michigan 14,704 147.0
9Alaska 990 144.3
10Georgia 13,687 141.3
11Ohio 15,988 139.2
12Oklahoma 4,673 128.3
13Tennessee 7,926 127.5
14Texas 29,295 120.4
15Florida 20,878 113.9
16Maryland 6,395 113.5
17Delaware 971 111.2
18Missouri 6,488 109.8
19Indiana 6,835 107.2
20Virginia 7,789 100.3
 U.S. TOTAL† 301,174 99.1
21Wisconsin 5,201 92.4
22Kentucky 3,827 89.6
23Kansas 2,505 89.4
24New York 17,004 87.2
25Pennsylvania 10,138 81.4
26Nebraska 1,376 77.2
27Connecticut 2,558 73.1
28Nevada 1,726 66.4
29California 23,228 63.2
30Colorado 2,823 57.2
31Iowa 1,658 55.2
32New Jersey 4,762 54.8
33New Mexico 1,082 54.5
34Arizona 3,250 50.0
35Hawaii 631 49.0
36Minnesota 2,303 44.1
37South Dakota 344 42.8
38Washington 2,285 34.9
39Rhode Island 322 30.6
40Massachusetts 1,976 30.4
41Oregon 1,113 29.4
42West Virginia 475 26.2
43North Dakota 151 23.5
 YEAR 2010 TARGET   19.0
44Wyoming 74 13.9
45Utah 341 12.5
46Maine 143 10.9
47New Hampshire 113 8.6
48Montana 80 8.3
49Vermont 50 8.0
50Idaho 110 7.2

* States were ranked in descending order by rate, number of cases, and alphabetically.

† Total includes cases reported by the District of Columbia with 2,561 cases and a rate of 432.7, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 59 cases and rate of 33.5, Puerto Rico with 230 cases and rate of 5.8, and Virgin Islands with 115 cases and rate of 104.7).

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