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Syphilis Incidence Rate

This indicator shows the early latent syphilis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population. Syphilis is classified as early latent when cases show no signs or symptoms and the initial infection occurred within the last year.

Syphilis Incidence Rate

4.0
6.3
Comparison: TN State Value 

6.3

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Davidson

Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Tennessee state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 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.

More Details:

Rate was calculated using theĀ Census Bureau's Population Estimates

Syphilis Incidence Rate : Time Series

2005: 3.5 2006: 5.9 2007: 6.6 2008: 7.3 2009: 9.3 2010: 9.1 2011: 4.2 2012: 6.3

cases/100,000 population

Syphilis Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

6.3

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Davidson

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: January 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.

More Details:

Rate was calculated using theĀ Census Bureau's Population Estimates

Syphilis Incidence Rate : Time Series

2005: 3.5 2006: 5.9 2007: 6.6 2008: 7.3 2009: 9.3 2010: 9.1 2011: 4.2 2012: 6.3

cases/100,000 population