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Table 39. Congenital Syphilis - Reported Cases and Rates in Infants by Year of Birth, by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2009

Rank* State† Cases Rate per
100,000 Live Births
1Maryland 31 40.0
2Texas 126 31.5
3Arizona 28 27.3
4Arkansas 10 24.4
5Alabama 13 20.6
6Mississippi 8 17.4
7Louisiana 11 17.4
8Tennessee 13 15.4
9North Dakota 1 11.6
10California 61 10.8
 U.S. TOTAL‡ 427 10.0
11Georgia 14 9.4
12Florida 21 8.9
13Illinois 16 8.9
14Delaware 1 8.3
15Rhode Island 1 8.1
16North Carolina 10 7.8
17Nevada 3 7.5
18Missouri 6 7.4
19Kansas 3 7.3
20New Jersey 7 6.1
21New York 15 6.0
22Hawaii 1 5.3
23Connecticut 2 4.8
24Ohio 7 4.6
25Idaho 1 4.1
26Oklahoma 2 3.7
27Kentucky 2 3.4
28Michigan 4 3.1
29Pennsylvania 4 2.7
30Virginia 2 1.9
31Minnesota 1 1.4
32Washington 1 1.2
33Indiana 1 1.1
  YEAR 2010 TARGET   1.0
 Alaska 0 0.0
 Colorado 0 0.0
 Iowa 0 0.0
 Maine 0 0.0
 Massachusetts 0 0.0
 Montana 0 0.0
 Nebraska 0 0.0
 New Hampshire 0 0.0
 New Mexico 0 0.0
 Oregon 0 0.0
 South Carolina 0 0.0
 South Dakota 0 0.0
 Utah 0 0.0
 Vermont 0 0.0
 West Virginia 0 0.0
 Wisconsin 0 0.0
 Wyoming 0 0.0

* States were ranked in descending order by rate, number of cases, and alphabetically. States with no cases were not ranked.

† Mother's state of residence was 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 5 cases and rate of 10.3, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases and rate of 0.0).

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