2012 Surveillance Slides
Slide 19. Countries of Birth of Foreign-born Persons Reported with TB, United States, 2012. This slide shows the overall distribution of the countries of birth of foreign-born persons reported with TB in 2012, 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 2012 the seven top countries accounted for 61% of the total cases, with Mexico accounting for 21%; the Philippines, 12%; India, 8%; Vietnam, 7%; China, 6%; Guatemala, 3%; and Haiti, 3%. 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.