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2003 Surveillance Slides
Primary Isoniazid Resistance in U.S.-born vs.
United States, 1993-2003
| Slide 21: Primary Isoniazid Resistance
in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons, United States, 1993-2003.
This graph shows primary isoniazid resistance in U.S.-born
vs. foreign-born persons. Among foreign-born persons,
the percentage of isoniazid resistance (based on initial isolates
from persons with no prior history of TB) was approximately
two times higher than among U.S.-born persons. Among
foreign-born persons, the percentage declined from 12.4% in
1993 to 10.6% in 2003, including a drop below 10% in 2001.
Among U.S.-born persons, the percentage decreased from 6.8%
in 1993 to 4.1% in 2002, and then increased to 4.6% in 2003.
Released October 2008
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