2012 Surveillance Slides
Slide 29. TB Cases by Homeless Status, Age ≥15, United States, 1993-2012. This graph highlights the status of cases that were homeless within twelve months prior of TB diagnosis from 1993 through 2012. Cases must have been 15 years of age or greater. The number of homeless cases has decreased from a high of 1,379 cases in 1994 to 528 in 2012. This category has seen an overall decrease in cases since 1994; increases were observed in the years 2003 (6.8%), 2006 (6.4%), and 2010 (5.7%); these have been exceptions with a small increase in cases. Of total cases, 6.8% were homeless in 1994 and percentages have ranged between 7.5% in 1993 and a low of 5.4% in 2009. It has since increased to 5.7% in 2012.