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African–American Community

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Blacks in the United States continue to have a disproportionate share of TB. The percentage of TB cases that occur in blacks or African Americans is higher than expected based on the percentage of blacks in the US population.

If looking at only people born in the US, the proportion of TB in African Americans is even greater.

Rates of TB in both blacks and whites have gone down over the past decade, but the disparity remains.

We must better target our efforts to prevent and control TB in this group.

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