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2003 Surveillance Slides

Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons

United States, 1993-2003

Slide 22: Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born 
        Persons, United States, 1993-2003
Slide 22:  Primary MDR TB in U.S.-born vs. Foreign-born Persons, United States, 1993-2003.  This graph highlights primary MDR TB in U.S.-born versus foreign-born persons.  The percentage with primary MDR TB has declined among both groups, although the decline in the U.S.-born has been greater.  As a result, the proportion of primary MDR TB cases reported in foreign-born persons increased from approximately 26% in 1993 to 70% each year during 1999-2003.  Among the U.S.-born, the percentage with MDR TB has remained between 0.6% and 0.7% since 1998.  The foreign-born percentage has fluctuated year by year, while averaging approximately 1.4% from 1998 to 2003.


Released October 2008
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