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Slide 17: Countries of Birth for Foreign-born Persons Reported with TB, United States, 2011

Slide 17. Countries of Birth of Foreign-born Persons Reported with TB, United States, 2011. This slide shows the overall distribution of the countries of birth of foreign-born persons reported with TB in 2011, with the top seven highlighted. The list of countries has remained relatively constant since 1986, when information on coun­try of birth was first reported by all areas submitting reports to CDC. In 2011 the seven top countries accounted for 61% of the total cases, with Mexico accounting for 22%; the Philippines, 11.6%; Vietnam, 8.4%; India, 7.7%; China, 5.8%; Haiti, 2.9%; and Guatemala, 2.5%.Persons from more than 135 other countries each accounted for 2% or less of the total, but altogether accounted for 39% of foreign-born persons reported with TB.

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