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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
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.


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