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2001 Surveillance Slides

Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons,
United States, 1993-2001

Tuberculosis in the United States
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.


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