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6.3
Comparison: 4.0
Unit: cases/100,000 population
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Syphilis Incidence Rate

Value: 6.3 cases/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Davidson
Comparison: TN State Value
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the early latent syphilis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population. Syphilis is classified as early latent when the initial infection occurred within the previous 12 months.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Tennessee state value.
Source: Tennessee Department of Health- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
URL of Source:   http://health.state.tn.us/STD/std.htm
URL of Data:   http://health.state.tn.us/STD/data.shtml
More Details:
Rate was calculated using theĀ Census Bureau's Population Estimates
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

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

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Unit: cases/100,000 population
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Syphilis Incidence Rate

Value: 6.3 cases/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Davidson
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the early latent syphilis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population. Syphilis is classified as early latent when the initial infection occurred within the previous 12 months.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: Tennessee Department of Health- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
URL of Source:   http://health.state.tn.us/STD/std.htm
URL of Data:   http://health.state.tn.us/STD/data.shtml
More Details:
Rate was calculated using theĀ Census Bureau's Population Estimates
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

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

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