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Tuberculosis -- United States, 1982

In 1982, 25,728 tuberculosis cases were reported to CDC. This figure, considered provisional until corrected data for 1982 are received by the Division of Tuberculosis Control, represents a decrease of 6.1% (1,684) below the 1981 provisional total. The 1982 provisional case rate is 11.1/100,000 population, 7.5% less than in 1981.

The decrease for 1982 is appreciably greater than that for 1979-1981 and is comparable to the average annual rate of decline from 1968 to 1978. The tuberculosis morbidity trend will be more thoroughly analyzed when final data are received. Reported by Div of Tuberculosis Control, Center for Prevention Svcs, CDC. *For reporting purposes, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are considered to have only one county each.

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