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2001 Surveillance Slides

Number of TB Cases in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons
United States, 1991-2001

Tuberculosis in the United States
Slide 11: Number of TB Cases in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons, United States, 1991-2001. This graph plots the number of U.S.-born vs. foreign-born persons reported with TB each year, from 1991 through 2001. It illustrates the sharp increase in the percentage of cases occurring in foreign-born persons during this period which increased from 27% in 1991 to 50% in 2001. Overall, the number of cases in foreign-born persons remained at approximately 7,000-8,000 each year, whereas the number in U.S.-born persons substantially decreased from more than 19,000 in 1991 to less than 8,000 in 2001.


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