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Table 1. Tuberculosis Cases, Case Rates per 100,000 Population, Deaths, and Death Rates per 100,000 Population, and Percent Change: United States, 1953–2011

YearTuberculosis CasesTuberculosis Deaths
NumberRatePercent ChangeNumber1 Rate1 Percent Change
NumberRateNumberRate

1953

84,304

52.6

--

--

19,707

12.4

--

--

1954

79,775

48.9

-5.4

-7.0

16,527

10.2

-16.1

-17.7

1955

77,368

46.6

-3.0

-4.7

15,016

9.1

-9.1

-10.8

1956

69,895

41.4

-9.7

-11.1

14,137

8.4

-5.9

-7.7

1957

67,149

39.0

-3.9

-5.8

13,390

7.8

-5.3

-7.1

1958

63,534

36.3

-5.4

-6.9

12,417

7.1

-7.3

-9.0

1959

57,535

32.4

-9.4

-10.7

11,474

6.5

-7.6

-8.5

1960

55,494

30.7

-3.5

-5.2

10,866

6.0

-5.3

-7.7

1961

53,726

29.2

-3.2

-4.9

9,938

5.4

-8.5

-10.0

1962

53,315

28.6

-0.8

-2.1

9,506

5.1

-4.3

-5.6

1963

54,042

28.6

1.4

0.0

9,311

4.9

-2.1

-3.9

1964

50,874

26.5

-5.9

-7.3

8,303

4.3

-10.8

-12.2

1965

49,016

25.2

-3.7

-4.9

7,934

4.1

-4.4

-4.7

1966

47,767

24.3

-2.5

-3.6

7,625

3.9

-3.9

-4.9

1967

45,647

23.0

-4.4

-5.3

6,901

3.5

-9.5

-10.3

1968

42,623

21.2

-6.6

-7.8

6,292

3.1

-8.8

-11.4

1969

39,120

19.3

-8.2

-9.0

5,567

2.8

-11.5

-9.7

1970

37,137

18.1

-5.1

-6.2

5,217

2.6

-6.3

-7.1

1971

35,217

17.0

-5.2

-6.1

4,501

2.2

-13.7

-15.4

1972

32,882

15.7

-6.6

-7.6

4,376

2.1

-2.8

-4.5

1973

30,998

14.6

-5.7

-7.0

3,875

1.8

-11.4

-14.5

19742

30,122

14.1

-2.8

-3.4

3,513

1.7

-9.3

-5.6

1975

33,989

15.7

--

--

3,333

1.6

-5.1

-5.9

1976

32,105

14.7

-5.5

-6.4

3,130

1.5

-6.1

-6.3

1977

30,145

13.7

-6.1

-6.8

2,968

1.4

-5.2

-6.7

1978

28,521

12.8

-5.4

-6.6

2,914

1.3

-1.8

-7.1

19793

27,669

12.3

-3.0

-3.9

2,007

0.9

-31.1

-30.8

1980

27,749

12.2

0.3

-0.7

1,978

0.9

-1.4

0.0

1981

27,373

11.9

-1.4

-2.3

1,937

0.8

-2.1

-11.1

1982

25,520

11.0

-6.8

-7.7

1,807

0.8

-6.7

0.0

1983

23,846

10.2

-6.6

-7.4

1,779

0.8

-1.5

0.0

1984

22,255

9.4

-6.7

-7.5

1,729

0.7

-2.8

-12.5

1985

22,201

9.3

-0.2

-1.1

1,752

0.7

1.3

0.0

1986

22,768

9.5

2.6

1.6

1,782

0.7

1.7

0.0

1987

22,517

9.3

-1.1

-2.0

1,755

0.7

-1.5

0.0

1988

22,436

9.2

-0.4

-1.3

1,921

0.8

9.5

14.3

1989

23,495

9.5

4.7

3.7

1,970

0.8

2.6

0.0

1990

25,701

10.3

9.4

8.2

1,810

0.7

-8.1

-12.5

1991

26,283

10.4

2.3

0.9

1,713

0.7

-5.4

0.0

1992

26,673

10.4

1.5

0.1

1,705

0.7

-0.5

0.0

1993

25,103

9.7

-5.9

-7.1

1,631

0.6

-4.3

-14.3

1994

24,205

9.2

-3.6

-4.8

1,478

0.6

-9.4

0.0

1995

22,727

8.5

-6.1

-7.2

1,336

0.5

-9.6

-16.7

1996

21,210

7.9

-6.7

-7.8

1,202

0.5

-10.0

0.0

1997

19,751

7.2

-6.9

-8.0

1,166

0.4

-3.0

-20.0

1998

18,287

6.6

-7.4

-8.5

1,112

0.4

-4.6

0.0

1999

17,500

6.3

-4.3

-5.4

930

0.3

-16.4

-25.0

2000

16,309

5.8

-6.8

-7.8

776

0.3

-16.6

0.0

2001

15,944

5.6

-2.2

-3.2

764

0.3

-1.6

0.0

2002

15,055

5.2

-5.6

-6.5

784

0.3

2.6

0.0

2003

14,835

5.1

-1.5

-2.3

711

0.2

-10.2

-33.3

2004

14,499

4.9

-2.3

-3.2

662

0.2

-6.9

0.0

2005

14,068

4.8

-3.0

-3.9

648

0.2

-2.1

0.0

2006

13,727

4.6

-2.4

-3.4

644

0.2

-0.6

0.0

2007

13,278

4.4

-3.3

-4.2

554

0.2

-14.0

0.0

2008

12,895

4.2

-2.9

-3.8

590

0.2

6.5

0.0

2009

11,528

3.8

-10.6

-11.4

529

0.2

-10.3

0.0

2010

11,171

3.6

-3.1

-3.8

2011

10,528

3.4

-5.8

-6.4

1 Official tuberculosis mortality statistics were compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, National Vital Statistics Reports.

2 Case data after 1974 are not comparable to prior years due to changes in the surveillance case definition that became effective in 1975.

3 The large decrease in death rate in 1979 occurred because late effects of tuberculosis (e.g., bronchiectasis or fibrosis) and pleurisy with effusion (without mention of cause) are no longer included in tuberculosis deaths.

Percent change in tuberculosis death rates is calculated with rounded figures. See Technical Notes.

Note: 1993 to 2011 tuberculosis case counts and rates updated as of June 25, 2012, using Bridged-Race 1990–1999 Intercensal Population Estimates for 1990–1999 (ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/health_statistics/nchs/datasets/nvss/bridgepop/documentationbridgedintercena1.doc) (accessed July 20, 2012) and Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States, and for Puerto Rico (July 1, 2000– July 1, 2010) (www.census.gov/popest/states/tables/NST-PEST2010-01.xls) (accessed July 20, 2012) and Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (http://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/totals/2011/index.html) (accessed August 8, 2012). Percentage change results reported to one decimal. Ellipses indicate data not available. See Surveillance Slides #2 and #3.

 
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