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Table 41. Congenital Syphilis - Reported Cases and Rates in Infants by Year of Birth, by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2012


Rank* State Cases Rate per 100,000 Live Births
1Louisiana 32 49.3
2Arkansas 11 27.6
3Texas 78 19.4
4Florida 37 16.7
5Maryland 12 16.0
6Illinois 27 15.8
7Arizona 14 15.1
8Ohio 16 11.0
9Georgia 14 9.9
10South Carolina 6 9.9
 Healthy People 2020 TARGET 9.1
11Alaska 1 8.8
12Delaware 1 8.7
 U.S. TOTAL 322 7.8
13California 34 6.5
14Alabama 4 6.4
15Michigan 7 6.0
16Pennsylvania 6 4.1
17Nebraska 1 3.7
18Kentucky 2 3.5
19New Mexico 1 3.4
20New York 8 3.2
21Nevada 1 2.7
22Oregon 1 2.1
23Minnesota 1 1.4
24Wisconsin 1 1.4
25Massachusetts 1 1.3
26Missouri 1 1.3
27Tennessee 1 1.2
28Virginia 1 1.0
29New Jersey 1 0.9
30North Carolina 1 0.8
 Colorado 0 0.0
 Connecticut 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
 Mississippi 0 0.0
 Montana 0 0.0
 New Hampshire 0 0.0
 North Dakota 0 0.0
 Oklahoma 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
 West Virginia 0 0.0
 Wyoming 0 0.0

* States were ranked by rate, then by case count, then in alphabetical order, with rates shown rounded to the nearest tenth.

Mother's state of residence was used to assign case.

Total includes cases reported by the District of Columbia, with 0 cases, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 0 cases, Puerto Rico with 1 case and rate of 2.2, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases).

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