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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

2.8
5.6
Comparison: FL Counties 

16.1

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014
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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

2005: 6.9 2006: 8.4 2007: 8.5 2008: 10.2 2009: 12.6 2010: 15.1 2011: 13.1 2012: 13.7 2013: 16.1

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Syphilis Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

16.1

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

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

2005: 6.9 2006: 8.4 2007: 8.5 2008: 10.2 2009: 12.6 2010: 15.1 2011: 13.1 2012: 13.7 2013: 16.1

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.