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2007 Surveillance Slides

Slide 17: Countries of Birth for Foreign-born Persons 
        Reported with TB, United States, 2007
Slide 17. Countries of Birth of Foreign-born Persons Reported with TB, United States, 2007. This slide shows the overall distribution of the countries of birth of foreign-born persons reported with TB in 2007, with the top seven highlighted. The list of countries has remained relatively constant since 1986, when informa-tion on country of birth was first reported by all areas submitting reports to CDC. The seven top countries accounted for 62% of the total, with Mexico accounting for 24%; the Philippines, 12%; Viet Nam, 7%; India, 8%; China, 5%; Haiti, 2%; and Republic of Korea, 3%. Persons from more than 135 other countries each accounted for 2% or less of the total, but altogether accounted for 39% of foreign-born persons reported with TB.

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