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2001 Surveillance Slides

Countries of Birth for Foreign-born Persons Reported with TB
United States, 2001

Tuberculosis in the United States
Slide 16: Countries of Birth for Foreign-born Persons Reported with TB, United States, 2001. This slide shows the overall distribution of the countries of birth for foreign-born persons reported with TB in 2001. The countries have remained relatively constant since 1986, when information on country of birth was first reported by all areas submitting reports to CDC. Seven countries accounted for more than 60% of the total, with Mexico accounting for 23%; the Philippines, 12%; and Vietnam and India, 8% each. Persons from China accounted for 5%; from Haiti and South Korea, each 3%. Persons from more than 140 other countries each accounted for 2% or less of the total but altogether accounted for 38% of foreign-born persons reported with TB.


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