Tuberculosis Recommended Queries

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Division of Tuberculosis Elimination scientific staff were asked to highlight some of the most important data. In this notes area of the powerpoint, each slide contains the title (with the variables selected), some contextual information, and links to additional data and information on the topic.

All of the NCHHSTP Atlas maps are choropleth maps, which use sequential colors (e.g., light blue to dark blue) to display data that progress from low to high values. Typically, one uses light colors for low data values and dark colors for high data values.

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The NCHHSTP AtlasPlus is an online, interactive tool that gives you the power to analyze, map, and create tables using HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB data that are reported to CDC.

Using the NCHHSTP AtlasPlus, you can:

  • Create custom maps and bar graphs using HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, or TB data (NCHHSTP AtlasPlus has 15 disease variables to explore);
  • View a list of diagnoses for most recent year and change from the previous year;
  • Create 2 side-by-side maps or charts (e.g., 2 diseases, 2 race/ethnicity groups, or 2 age groups);
  • Display changes over time and patterns across the United States (NCHHSTP AtlasPlus has 16 years of data for most variables);
  • Generate charts:
    • Line graphs by year
    • Pie charts for sex
    • Bar charts for age, race/ethnicity, transmission category (HIV), country of birth (TB)
    • Bar charts for state and country; and,
  • Download data and export graphics.

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TB cases in 50 states, DC and 5 dependent areas, 2016, by state

The modern era of TB surveillance began in 1993, and cases declined each year between 1993 and 2014, except in 2015 when the number of cases increased for the first time to a total of 9,557. In 2016 a total of 9,272 cases were reported (2.9 cases per 100,000 population), a decrease from the number of cases reported in 2015 and the lowest case count on record in the United States.

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TB cases in 50 states and DC, 2016, by county

County-level data can illustrate patterns of TB cases within states, as well as cross-state patterns and networks affecting public health (compare this map to the previous one). As seen in the map, many counties have suppressed data (meaning that the numerator/case count is less than 5), so a pattern is difficult to discern.

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TB pediatric cases (ages 0-14), 50 states, DC and 5 dependent areas, 2016, by state

TB disease in children under 15 years of age (also called pediatric tuberculosis) is a public health problem of special significance because TB in a young child is a marker for recent transmission of TB. As seen in the map, the highest rates of pediatric TB are in Idaho, Minnesota, Texas, South Carolina, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and N Mariana Islands.

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Disclaimer: This is a user-generated report. The findings and conclusions are those of the user and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

Notes: Rates per Rates per 100,000 population were calculated for TB. Population denominators used in calculating TB rates were based on
the US Census population estimates.

For more info, see: TB Surveillance Technical Notes.

Suggested citation: NCHHSTP AtlasPlus. Accessed on [date].

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Page last reviewed: April 6, 2017