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TB Elimination: Now Is the Time! 2007

Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity United States, 2005

Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2005.

In 2006, 83% of all reported TB cases occurred in racial and ethnic minorities (30% in Hispanics, 27% in non-Hispanic blacks or African-Americans, 24% in Asians, 1% in American Indians or Alaska Natives, and <1% in Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders), whereas 17% of cases occurred in non-Hispanic whites. Persons reporting two or more races totaled less than 1% of all cases. This is the third year that Hispanics have constituted the single largest percentage of TB cases among all racial/ethnic groups.

Source: 2006 Surveillance Slides. Slide 9. Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2006.


Released October 2008
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