Table 20. Congenital Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2020

Table 20. Congenital Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2020
Rank* State† Cases Rate per 100,000 Live Births
1 New Mexico 42 182.9
2 Arizona 120 151.2
3 Texas 561 148.6
4 Nevada 46 131.2
5 Oklahoma 53 107.8
6 California 481 107.7
7 Louisiana 63 106.9
8 Mississippi 37 101.0
9 Alaska 8 81.4
10 Hawaii 12 71.4
11 Florida 154 70.0
12 Georgia 82 64.9
13 Arkansas 23 62.9
US TOTAL‡ 2,148 57.3
14 Oregon 19 45.4
15 Maryland 31 44.2
16 West Virginia 8 44.1
17 Missouri 30 41.6
18 Tennessee 31 38.5
19 Alabama 21 35.8
20 Colorado 22 35.0
21 South Dakota 4 34.9
22 South Carolina 19 33.3
23 North Dakota 3 28.7
24 Michigan 29 26.9
25 North Carolina 31 26.1
26 Ohio 33 24.5
27 Kentucky 13 24.5
28 New Jersey 24 24.1
29 Kansas 8 22.6
30 Delaware 2 18.9
31 Illinois 26 18.6
32 Montana 2 18.1
33 Virginia 15 15.4
34 Wyoming 1 15.2
35 Massachusetts 10 14.5
36 New York 30 13.5
37 Washington 10 11.8
38 Minnesota 7 10.6
39 Pennsylvania 14 10.4
40 Rhode Island 1 9.8
41 Wisconsin 6 9.5
42 Idaho 2 9.1
43 Indiana 6 7.4
44 Connecticut 2 5.8
45 Nebraska 1 4.0
46 Iowa 1 2.7
47 Utah 1 2.1
Maine 0 0.0
New Hampshire 0 0.0
Vermont 0 0.0
* States were ranked by rate; then 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 3 case and a rate of 33.0, but excludes territories.

NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced uncertainty and difficulty in interpreting 2020 case data. See Impact of COVID-19 on STDs for more information.

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