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Syphilis Incidence Rate

This indicator shows the infectious syphilis (primary and secondary) incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.

Syphilis Incidence Rate

6.3
7.7
Comparison: TX State Value 

7.7

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Rates for previous years may not reflect the most recent revisions made by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Consult the source for the most current rates.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. Syphilis can also be passed from mother to infant during pregnancy causing a disease called congenital syphilis.

In 2008, 13,500 cases of primary and secondary syphilis were reported in the United States, a 17.7 percent increase from 2007. The rate of primary & secondary syphilis in the United States was 18.4% higher in 2008 than in 2007. Primary and secondary syphilis rates have been increasing each year since 2000. In 2008, 63% of the reported primary and secondary syphilis cases in the U.S. were among men who have sex with men, but syphilis among heterosexuals is an emerging problem.

Syphilis Incidence Rate : Time Series

2007: 6.6 2008: 9.0 2009: 12.2 2010: 7.3 2011: 7.1 2012: 7.7

cases/100,000 population

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Syphilis Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

7.7

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Rates for previous years may not reflect the most recent revisions made by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Consult the source for the most current rates.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. Syphilis can also be passed from mother to infant during pregnancy causing a disease called congenital syphilis.

In 2008, 13,500 cases of primary and secondary syphilis were reported in the United States, a 17.7 percent increase from 2007. The rate of primary & secondary syphilis in the United States was 18.4% higher in 2008 than in 2007. Primary and secondary syphilis rates have been increasing each year since 2000. In 2008, 63% of the reported primary and secondary syphilis cases in the U.S. were among men who have sex with men, but syphilis among heterosexuals is an emerging problem.

Syphilis Incidence Rate : Time Series

2007: 6.6 2008: 9.0 2009: 12.2 2010: 7.3 2011: 7.1 2012: 7.7

cases/100,000 population

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