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1999 Surveillance Slides
Primary MDR TB in US-born vs. Foreign-born Persons, United
|Slide 15: Primary MDR TB in US-born vs.
Foreign-born Persons, United States, 1993-1999. This
graph highlights primary MDR TB in US-born versus foreign-born
persons. Although the percentage of MDR TB was more than 2%
in each group in 1993, the percentage of MDR TB in the US-born
continued to decrease to less than 1% (0.6% in 1999), whereas
the percentage in foreign-born persons has remained above
1%. As a result, the proportion of primary MDR TB cases reported
in foreign-born persons increased from approximately 25% in
1993 to 70% in 1999.
Released October 2008
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