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2002 Surveillance Slides
Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons,
United States, 1993-2002
| Slide 21: Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born
vs. Foreign-born Persons, United States, 1993-2002.
This graph highlights primary MDR TB in U.S.-born versus foreign-born
persons. Both groups have seen decreases in the percentage
of cases with primary MDR TB, although the decline in the
U.S.-born has been greater. As a result, the proportion of
primary MDR TB cases reported in foreign-born persons increased
from approximately 25% in 1993 to 70% each year during 1999-2002.
In 2002, for the first time since data on drug resistance
has been collected by the national system, the percentage
of U.S.-born persons with MDR TB increased, from 0.6% in 2001
to 0.8% in 2002.
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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