In 1998, a total of 18,361 cases of tuberculosis (TB) were reported in the United States, indicating a decrease of 31% from 1992.1 The decrease occurred in both sexes and all age groups. The number of cases of TB in persons born in the United States decreased by 44% between 1992 and 1998, and the number of cases in persons born in foreign countries increased by 4%.
- Persons born in foreign countries.
1. Core curriculum on tuberculosis. 4th ed. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination; 2000. Available at http://www.cdc.gov.nchstp/tb/pubs/corecurr/default.htm.
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