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2006 Surveillance Slides

TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity

United States, 2006

Slide 10: TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, 
        United States, 2006
Slide 10. TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2006. This slide presents TB rates in 2006 by age group and race/ethnicity. Risk increased with age across racial and ethnic groups, and rates were consistently higher in minority racial and ethnic groups than in non-Hispanic whites. Rates were the highest in Asians and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, particularly in adult age groups. The impact of foreign birth is a consideration in interpreting rate variations by race/ethnicity. For example, 96% of cases in the Asian group occurred in foreign-born persons, compared with 75% of cases in Hispanics and 30% of cases in non-Hispanic blacks or African-Americans. Persons reporting two or more races totaled less than 1% of all cases.


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