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2000 Surveillance Slides

TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity
United States, 2000

Slide 8: TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2000
Slide 8: TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2000. This slide presents TB case rates in 2000 by age group and race/ethnicity. Risk increased with age across racial and ethnic groups, and case rates were consistently higher in minority racial and ethnic groups compared with non-Hispanic whites. Case rates in Asians and Pacific Islanders were the highest, particularly in adult age groups. The impact of birth outside the United States is a consideration in interpreting rate variations by race/ethnicity. For example, approximately 95% of cases in the Asian/Pacific Islander group occurred in foreign-born persons, compared with 70% of cases in Hispanics and 20% of cases in non-Hispanic blacks.


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