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2001 Surveillance Slides
Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons,
United States, 1993-2001
| Slide 21: Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born
vs. Foreign-born Persons, United States, 1993-2001.
This graph highlights primary MDR TB in U.S.-born versus foreign-born
persons. Although the percentage of MDR TB was more than 2%
in each group in 1993, the percentage in the U.S.-born continued
to decrease to less than 1% (0.6% in 2001), whereas the percentage
in foreign-born persons has remained above 1%. As a result,
the proportion of primary MDR TB cases reported in foreign-born
persons increased from approximately 25% in 1993 to more than
70% in 2001.
Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb
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