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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
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.

 


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