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2002 Surveillance Slides
TB Case Rates by Age Group
United States, 1992-2002
| Slide 5: TB Case Rates by Age Group,
United States, 1992-2002. This slide shows the
last decade’s declining trend in TB rates by age group.
The largest declines occurred in children under 15 years of
age (from 3.1 per 100,000 in 1992 to 1.5 in 2002) and in adults
aged 25 to 44 years (from 12.7 to 6.2), 45 to 64 years (from
13.4 to 6.3), and 65 years and older (from 18.7 to 8.8), each
group having decreased approximately 50%. The rate declined
by approximately 33% in those 15 to 24 years of age (from
5.5 to 3.7), and the rate has remained at or below approximately
4 per 100,000 for the past 5 years.
Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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