TB Elimination: Now Is the Time!
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Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity United States, 1982 – 2010
Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2010. In 2010, 84% of all reported TB cases occurred in racial and ethnic minorities (29% in Hispanics, 28% in Asians, 24% in non-Hispanic blacks or African-Americans, 1% in American Indians or Alaska Natives, and 1% in Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders), whereas 16% of cases occurred in non-Hispanic whites. Persons reporting two or more races totaled less than 1% of all cases. This is the seventh year that Hispanics have constituted the single largest percentage of TB cases among all racial/ethnic groups and the third year that Asians have surpassed non-Hispanic blacks or African Americans as the second largest percentage of TB cases among all racial/ethnic groups.
Source: 2010 Surveillance Slides. Slide 10. Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2010.