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2003 Surveillance Slides
TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity
United States, 2003
| Slide 10: TB Case Rates by Age Group and
Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2003. This
slide presents TB rates in 2003 by age group and race/ethnicity.
Risk increased with age across racial and ethnic groups, and
rates were consistently higher in minority racial and ethnic
groups than in non-Hispanic whites. Rates were the highest
in Asians and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders,
particularly in adult age groups. The impact of non-U.S.
birth is a consideration in interpreting rate variations by
race/ethnicity. For example, 95% of cases in the Asian
group occurred in foreign-born persons, compared with 75%
of cases in Hispanics and 25% of cases in non-Hispanic black
or African Americans. Persons reporting two or more
races totaled less than 1% of all cases.
Released October 2008
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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
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