Syphilis, Congenital 
Congenital syphilis is a severe, disabling, and often life-threatening infection seen in infants. A pregnant mother who has syphilis can spread the disease through the placenta to the unborn infant.

Monitoring newly reported congenital syphilis cases can be used to target prevention and educational programs to affected populations.

In 2005, the rate per 100,000 of Syphilis, Congenital in Alachua County was 0 compared to Florida at 7. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

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Measure Type 
10 Year Report
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Alachua County
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Syphilis, Congenital, Rate Per 100,000 Live Births and Fetal Deaths, Single Year
Data YearCountDenomRateMOVCountDenomRateMOV
198602,4780.0102169,22460.311.7 is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management.
Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Communicable Diseases
7/17/2024 5:44:50 AM
Data Note(s)
  • Starting with 2006, congenital syphilis cases are reported based on the delivery (birth) date.
  • Bacterial STD, chlamydia, gonorrhea, congenital syphilis, early syphilis, infectious syphilis and total syphilis data are updated each year from 2006 to the most recent reporting year to ensure a case has not been counted more than once. This update is necessary because duplicate cases may occur when persons with a sexually transmitted disease diagnosis move to a different county, state or country.
  • Annually, the proportion of records with unknown attributes are as follows: unknown age 0.01%; unknown sex 0.13%; unknown race 21%; unknown ethnicity 23%. Exact counts are available by clicking "Unknown Race/Ethnicity/Sex Cases" link. Unknown cases are not included in rate calculation.
  • This is primary, quantitative data.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.
  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.
  • Denom - abbreviated for denominator.
  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.
  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.