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1997 Surveillance Slides

Change in TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity
United States, 1985, 1992 and 1997

Slide 11: Change in TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity United States, 1985, 1992 and 1997.
Slide 11. During 1985 through 1992, the number of U.S. TB cases increased substantially among non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. During 1992 through 1997, the number of TB cases decreased substantially among non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, and Hispanics, and the number increased by 5% among Asian/Pacific Islanders. American Indians and Alaskan Natives account for 1% of the total number of U.S. TB cases. During both periods (1985-1992, 1992-1997), the number of cases in American Indians and Alaskan Natives decreased. 


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