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| Slide 27. Completion of TB Therapy, United
States, 1993–2005. The reporting areas began providing
infor-mation on completion of therapy in 1993 through the individual
TB case report form. The calculations exclude patients with an
initial isolate resistant to rifampin as well as children with
meningeal, bone or joint, or miliary disease. Overall completion of
therapy has remained at approximately 92% from 1998 through 2005.
Comple-tion in 1 year or less increased from 64% in 1993 to
approximately 83% in 1998—2005, the latest year with available data.
The current DHHS Healthy People 2010 objective is completion of
therapy in 1 year or less in 90% of patients. CDC is working with
state and local health departments to determine and evaluate reasons
for apparently delayed completion of therapy, which may vary by
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