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2001 Surveillance Slides

TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity
United States, 2001

Tuberculosis in the United States
Slide 10: TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2001. This slide presents TB case rates in 2001 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 than in non-Hispanic whites. Case rates were the highest in Asians and Pacific Islanders, particularly in adult age groups. The impact of non-U.S. birth 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 74% of cases in Hispanics and 23% of cases in non-Hispanic blacks.


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