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Slide 9: TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2010

Slide 9. TB Case Rates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2010.  This slide presents TB rates in 2010 by age group and race/ethnicity.  Risk increased with age across all but one racial and ethnic group, and rates were consistently higher in minority racial and ethnic groups than in non-Hispanic whites.  Rates were the highest in Asians and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, particularly in adult age groups.  The impact of foreign birth is a consideration in interpreting rate variations by race/ethnicity.  For example, 94% of cases in the Asian group occurred in foreign-born persons, compared with 75% of cases in Hispanics and 34% of cases in non-Hispanic blacks or African-Americans.  Persons reporting two or more races totaled less than 1% of all cases. 

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