|Slide 17. Countries of Birth of Foreign-born Persons Reported with TB, United States, 2009. This slide
shows the overall distribution of the countries of birth of foreign-born persons reported with TB in 2009, with
the top seven highlighted. The list of countries has remained relatively constant since 1986, when information
on country of birth was first reported by all areas submitting reports to CDC. The seven top countries
accounted for 62% of the total, with Mexico accounting for 23%; the Philippines, 12%; India, 8%; Vietnam,
8%; China, 5%; Guatemala, 3%; and Haiti, 3%. Persons from more than 135 other countries each accounted
for 2% or less of the total, but altogether accounted for 38% of foreign-born persons reported with TB.
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