Early Syphilis 
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called "the great imitator" because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases. Early syphilis is a category of syphilis where the initial infection has occurred within the previous 12 months. Early syphilis includes both primary and secondary syphilis, and cases in which the Infection occurred within the previous 12 months, but there were no signs or symptoms of primary or secondary syphilis.

Monitoring newly reported syphilis can help prevent the spread of this disease to others.

In 2019, the rate per 100,000 of Early Syphilis in Alachua County was 33.4 compared to Florida at 34.8. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the rate per 100,000 of Early Syphilis is less in about three quarters of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.

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Early Syphilis, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2019
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Early Syphilis, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountDenomRateMOVCountDenomRateMOV
201989266,64933.46.97,39121,268,55334.80.8
201880263,75330.36.66,82320,957,70532.60.8
201769259,34926.66.35,42120,555,73326.40.7
2016114257,47844.3*8.15,04220,231,09224.90.7
201577255,63130.1*6.74,38519,897,76222.00.7
201448251,76019.15.43,58019,579,87118.30.6
201332248,52612.94.53,06919,314,39615.90.6
201219246,8937.7*3.52,76819,118,93814.50.5
201123247,1519.33.82,46918,941,74213.00.5
201021247,6698.5*3.62,47818,820,28013.20.5
200931246,48912.64.42,29518,711,84412.30.5
200816244,6646.5*3.22,28918,636,83712.30.5
200728242,21511.64.32,07518,500,95811.20.5
200618238,7047.53.51,52018,237,5968.30.4
FLHealthCharts.com is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management.
Data Source:Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Communicable Diseases
10/26/2021 11:04:33 PM
Data Note(s)
  • 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 is 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.