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Reported TB Cases in the United States, 1982-2012

Reported TB cases in the U.S. from 1982-2012 with an overall downward trend, despite resurgence in the mid-80s through early 90's. 2012 marks ths 20th year of decline in the total number of TB cases in teh US.

The resurgence of TB in the mid-1980s was marked by several years of increasing case counts until its peak in 1992. Case counts began decreasing again in 1993, and 2012 marks the 20th year of decline in the total number of TB cases reported in the United States since the peak of the resurgence.

TB Rates by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

Bar chart of TB rates by race/ethnicity in 2012: (per 100,000 people) 19.8 Asian, 5.7 Black, 5.2 Hispanic, 0.8 White.

Although TB rates declined among all racial/ethnic groups, TB rates among racial/ethnic minorities are much higher than those of whites. Rates for Asians (19.8/100,000), blacks (5.7), and Hispanics (5.2) were 25, seven, and seven times higher than among whites (0.8), respectively.

Proportion of TB Cases by National Origin, 2012

Pie chart illustrating the proportion of TB cases by National Origin in 2012 - 63 percent are Foreign-born and 37 percent are U.S.-born

Despite declines in the rates of TB among both foreign- and U.S.-born individuals, the TB rate among foreign-born persons was 12 times higher than among U.S.-born persons.

Page last reviewed: March 21, 2013