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2003 Surveillance Slides
Trends in TB Cases in Foreign-born Persons,
United States, 1986-2003
| Slide 12: Trends in TB Cases in Foreign-born
Persons, United States, 1986-2003. This slide shows
trends in TB cases in foreign-born persons in the United States
from 1986, when information on country of birth was first
reported by all areas submitting reports to CDC, through 2003.
The number of TB cases in foreign-born persons has increased
from nearly 5,000 in 1986 to 7,000-8,000 each year since 1991.
The percentage of TB cases accounted for by foreign-born persons
increased from 22% in 1986 to 53% in 2003.
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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