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Table 1:

Tuberculosis Among Foreign- and U.S.-born

 

Number of Cases

Rate per 100,000 Population

Foreign Born

Year

U.S. Born

Foreign-born

U.S. Born

Foreign-born

as % All cases

1993

17,464

7,354

7.4

33.6

29.6%

1994

16,278

7,627

6.8

33.9

31.9%

1995

14,772

7,930

6.1

34.2

34.9%

1996

13,333

7,704

5.5

32.3

36.6%

1997

11,898

7,702

4.9

31.2

39.3%

1998

10,675

7,591

4.3

30.0

41.6%

1999

9,809

7,553

4.0

29.2

43.5%

2000

8,714

7,554

3.5

24.1

46.4%

2001

7,845

7,865

3.1

24.2

50.1%

2002

7,296

7,659

2.9

23.1

51.2%

2003

6,903

7,902

2.7

23.6

53.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Centers For Disease Control, Tuberculosis Surveillance Reports, 2003.

 

 

 

 

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Table 2:

Tuberculosis Cases: The Ten Largest State Caseloads, 2003

 

 

 

 

Foreign-born as

State

Total(a)

U.S.-born Persons

Foreign-born Persons

Percent of Total

U.S.

14,805

6,903

7,902

53.4%

California

3,204

783

2421

75.6%

Texas

1,593

882

711

44.6%

New York

1,465

488

977

66.7%

Florida

1,046

577

469

44.8%

Illinois

632

361

271

42.9%

Georgia

517

367

150

29.0%

New Jersey

494

147

347

70.2%

Pennsylvania

336

193

143

42.6%

Virginia

332

128

204

61.4%

Arizona

291

120

171

58.8%

 

 

 

 

 

a. Cases for which nativty of the patient is known.

Source: Centers For Disease Control, Tuberculosis Surveillance Reports, 2003.

 

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Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.