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2003 Surveillance Slides
Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity
United States, 2003
| Slide 9: Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity,
United States, 2003. In 2003, 82% of all reported
TB cases occurred in racial and ethnic minorities (28% in
non-Hispanic black or African Americans, 28% in Hispanics,
23% in Asians, 1% in Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders,
and 1% in American Indian or Alaska Natives), whereas 19%
of cases occurred in non-Hispanic whites. Persons reporting
two or more races totaled less than 1% of all cases.
This is the first time blacks have not comprised the single
largest percentage of TB cases among all racial/ethnic groups.
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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