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Table 1. Tuberculosis Cases and Case Rates per 100,000 Population, Deaths and Death Rates per 100,000 Population: United States, 1953-2000

Year
Tuberculosis Cases Tuberculosis Deaths
Number Rate¹ Percent Change Number Rate¹ Percent Change
Number Rate Number Rate
1953
84,304 53.0 -- -- 19,707 12.4 -- --
1954
79,775 49.3 -5.4 -7.0 16,527 10.2 -16.1 -17.7
1955
77,368 46.9 -3.0 -4.9 15,016 9.1 -9.1 -10.8
1956
69,895 41.6 -9.7 -11.0 14,137 8.4 -5.9 -7.7
1957
67,149 39.2 -3.9 -5.8 13,390 7.8 -5.3 -7.1
1958
63,534 36.5 -5.4 -6.9 12,417 7.1 -7.3 -9.0
1959
57,535 32.5 -9.4 -11.0 11,474 6.5 -7.6 -8.5
1960
55,494 30.8 -3.5 -5.2 10,866 6.0 -5.3 -7.7
1961
53,726 29.4 -3.2 -4.5 9,938 5.4 -8.5 -10.0
1962
53,315 28.7 -0.8 -2.4 9,506 5.1 -4.3 -5.6
1963
54,042 28.7 +1.4 0.0 9,311 4.9 -2.1 -3.9
1964
50,874 26.6 -5.9 -7.3 8,303 4.3 -10.8 -12.2
1965
49,016 25.3 -3.7 -4.9 7,934 4.1 -4.4 -4.7
1966
47,767 24.4 -2.5 -3.6 7,625 3.9 -3.9 -4.9
1967
45,647 23.1 -4.4 -5.3 6,901 3.5 -9.5 -10.3
1968
42,623 21.3 -6.6 -7.8 6,292 3.1 -8.8 -11.4
1969
39,120 19.4 -8.2 -8.9 5,567 2.8 -11.5 -9.7
1970
37,137 18.3 -5.1 -5.7 5,217 2.6 -6.3 -7.1
1971
35,217 17.1 -5.2 -6.6 4,501 2.2 -13.7 -15.4
1972
32,882 15.8 -6.6 -7.6 4,376 2.1 -2.8 -4.5
1973
30,998 14.8 -5.7 -6.3 3,875 1.8 -11.4 -14.5
1974
30,122 14.2 -2.8 -4.1 3,513 1.7 -9.3 -5.6
1975
33,989 15.9 -- -- 3,333 1.6 -5.1 -5.9
1976
32,105 15.0 -5.5 -5.7 3,130 1.5 -6.1 -6.3
1977
30,145 13.9 -6.1 -7.3 2,968 1.4 -5.2 -6.7
1978
28,521 13.1 -5.4 -5.8 2,914 1.3 -1.8 -7.1
1979
27,669 12.6 -3.0 -3.8 2,0072 0.92 -31.1 -30.82
1980
27,749 12.3 +0.3 -2.4 1,978 0.9 -1.4 0.0
1981
27,373 11.9 -1.4 -3.3 1,937 0.8 -2.1 -11.1
1982
25,520 11.0 -6.8 -7.6 1,807 0.8 -6.7 0.0
1983
23,846 10.2 -6.6 -7.3 1,779 0.8 -1.5 0.0
1984
22,255 9.4 -6.7 -7.8 1,729 0.7 -2.8 -12.5
1985
22,201 9.3 -0.2 -1.1 1,752 0.7 +1.3 0.0
1986
22,768 9.4 +2.6 +1.1 1,782 0.7 +1.7 0.0
1987
22,517 9.3 -1.1 -1.1 1,755 0.7 -1.5 0.0
1988
22,436 9.1 -0.4 -2.2 1,921 0.8 + 9.5 +14.3
1989
23,495 9.5 +4.7 + 4.4 1,970 0.8 + 2.6 0.0
1990
25,701 10.3 +9.4 +8.4 1,810 0.7 -8.1 -12.5
1991
26,283 10.4 +2.3 +1.0 1,713 0.7 -5.4 0.0
1992
26,673 10.5 +1.5 +1.0 1,705 0.7 -0.5 0.0
1993
25,287 9.8 -5.2 -6.7 1,631 0.6 -4.3 -14.3
1994
24,361 9.4 -3.7 -4.1 1,478 0.6 -9.4 0.0
1995
22,860 8.7 -6.2 -7.4 1,336 0.5 -9.6 -16.7
1996
21,337 8.0 -6.7 +8.0 1,202 0.5 -10.0 0.0
1997
19,851 7.4 -7.0 -7.5 1,166 0.4 -3.0 -20.0
1998
18,361 6.8 -7.5 -8.1 1,112 0.4 -4.6 0.0
1999
17,531 6.4 -4.5 -5.9 8563 0.33 -23.03 -25.03
2000
16,377 5.8 -6.6 -9.4

1.    Per 100,000 population.
3.    Preliminary data obtained from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 49, No. 3, June 26, 2001.

Ellipses indicate data not available.
Note: Official tuberculosis mortality statistics are compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. 
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