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1999 Surveillance Slides

Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, 1999

Slide 7: Pie Chart of Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, 1999.
Slide 7: Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, 1999. In 1999, approximately 75% of all reported TB cases occurred in racial and ethnic minorities. Several important factors likely contribute to the disproportionate burden of TB in minorities. In foreign-born persons from countries where TB is common, active TB disease may result from infection acquired in the country of origin. In racial and ethnic minorities, unequal distribution of TB risk factors, such as HIV infection, may also contribute to increased exposure to TB or to risk of developing active TB once infected with M. tuberculosis. However, much of the increased risk of TB in minorities has been linked to lower socioeconomic status and the effects of crowding, particularly among US-born persons.

 


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