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Slide 10: Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2009

Slide 10. Reported TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity* United States, 2009. In 2009, 84% of all reported TB cases occurred in racial and ethnic minorities (29% in Hispanics, 28% in Asians, 25% 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 sixth year that Hispanics have constituted the single largest percentage of TB cases among all racial/ethnic groups and the second year that Asians have surpassed non- Hispanic blacks or African Americans as the second largest percentage of TB cases among all racial/ethnic groups.

* All races are non-Hispanic. Persons reporting two or more races accounted for lessthan 1% of all cases.

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