Number of Primary & Secondary Syphilis Cases by Race & Selected County of Residence,
Michigan Residents 2015

County Total Non-Hispanic
White
Non-Hispanic
Black
Other Race Not Reported
Michigan  401 141 233 27   -  
Wayne  167 17 141 9    -  
Oakland  67 35 30 2    -  
Macomb  38 15 21 2   -  
Washtenaw  27 13 10 4    -  
Kent 17 11 6    -      -  
Genesee 12 2 9 1    -  
Ingham  11 6 5    -      -  
Notes:

Other Race: Those reported as Hispanic, Asian, Native America, multi-racial or some "other race" are included in the "other race" category.

Race Completeness: Reporting of race has always been very complete for syphilis cases ( > 90%) but poor for gonorrhea and chlamydia cases ( <=50% 2005, 60% 2009- 2011, 70% 2012- 13, 75% 2014). Race data is expected to improve further over the next few years.

STD cases: Outpatient clinics, hospitals, doctors offices and other health facilities report STD cases to the Michigan Department of Community Health. Cases include Michigan residents and reports of out-of-state testing for Michigan residents.

Source: Michigan Sexually Transmitted Diseases Database, STD & HIV Prevention Section, Bureau of Epidemiology, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Table prepared by the Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Last Updated: 06/02/2016