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2001 Surveillance Slides

TB Cases by Age Group
United States, 1991-2001

Tuberculosis in the United States
Slide 5: TB Case Rates by Age Group, United States, 1991-2001. This slide shows the last decade's declining trend in TB case rates by age group. The largest declines occurred in children under 15 years of age (from 3.0 per 100,000 in 1991 to 1.5 in 2001) and in adults aged 25 to 44 years (from 12.5 to 6.6), 45 to 64 years (from 13.5 to 7.2), and 65 years and older (from 19.1 to 9.1), each group having decreased approximately 50%. The case rate declined by approximately 25% in those 15 to 24 years of age (from 5.4 to 4.0), and the rate has remained at 4 per 100,000 for the past 4 years.


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