Table 40. Congenital Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State†, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2016

Rank* State† Cases Rate per 100,000 Live Births
1 Louisiana 48 74.4
2 California 206 41.0
3 Nevada 12 33.5
4 Florida 59 26.8
5 Maryland 16 21.6
6 Texas 71 17.8
7 Arizona 15 17.3
8 South Dakota 2 16.3
9 Georgia 21 16.0
  U.S. TOTAL‡ 628 15.7
10 South Carolina 9 15.6
11 Arkansas 6 15.6
12 North Carolina 16 13.2
13 Oregon 6 13.2
14 New Jersey 12 11.6
15 New Mexico 3 11.5
16 Michigan 13 11.4
17 Illinois 18 11.4
18 Missouri 8 10.6
19 Minnesota 7 10.0
20 West Virginia 2 9.9
21 Tennessee 8 9.8
22 Indiana 8 9.5
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23 Ohio 11 7.9
24 Alabama 4 6.7
25 Colorado 4 6.1
26 Oklahoma 3 5.6
27 Massachusetts 4 5.6
28 New York 13 5.4
29 Hawaii 1 5.4
30 Kentucky 3 5.3
31 Mississippi 2 5.2
32 Virginia 5 4.8
33 Pennsylvania 5 3.5
34 Washington 3 3.4
35 Kansas 1 2.5
36 Iowa 1 2.5
37 Wisconsin 1 1.5
  Alaska 0 0.0
  Connecticut 0 0.0
  Delaware 0 0.0
  Idaho 0 0.0
  Maine 0 0.0
  Montana 0 0.0
  Nebraska 0 0.0
  New Hampshire 0 0.0
  North Dakota 0 0.0
  Rhode Island 0 0.0
  Utah 0 0.0
  Vermont 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 1 case, but excludes outlying areas (Guam with 0 cases, Puerto Rico with 4 cases, and Virgin Islands with 0 cases).