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2003 Surveillance Slides

TB Case Rates by Age Group

United States, 1993-2003

Slide 5: TB Case Rates by Age Group, United 
        States, 1993-2003
Slide 5: TB Case Rates by Age Group, United States, 1993-2003.  This slide shows the last 11 years’ declining trend in TB rates by age group.  The largest declines occurred in persons 65 years and older (from 17.8 per 100,000 in 1993 to 8.4 in 2003), in adults aged 45 to 64 years (from 12.5 to 6.3), in adults aged 25 to 44 years (from 11.6 to 6.0), and in children under 15 years of age (from 3.0 to 1.5), each group having decreased approximately 50%.  The rate declined by approximately 25% in those 15 to 24 years of age (from 5.1 to 3.8).


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