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Figure 3. Primary and Secondary Syphilis Incidence Rate per 100,000 Persons 1995 to 1997 Average

Chart comparing the incidence of syphilis in St. Louis, Missouri, with the incidence in other metropolitan areas. Go to Text Description [D] for details.

[D] Figure 3 compares the incidence of syphilis in St. Louis, MO, between 1995 and 1997 with that in other metropolitan areas. This graphic tool helped local officials understand the need for greater efforts to combat socially transmitted diseases. For St. Louis, the incidence rate for primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 persons was 13.5; for Wichita, KS, the rate was 3.3; for Indianapolis, IN, the rate was 5.4; and for Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, the rate was 0.8.

Sources: 1995-1997 data, Kansas Department of Health, Missouri Department of Health, Indiana State Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Health.

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