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Tuberculosis (TB), 2005–2012

Decrease Desired

SOURCE: National Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance System, CDC/NCHHSTP.

NOTES: Data are the number of new cases of tuberculosis per 100,000 that were reported to the CDC by local health departments in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. 

Despite the overall decline in new TB cases, the rate of new TB cases remained higher among persons born outside the United States (U.S.) than among persons born in the U.S. In 2012, TB incidence among persons born outside the U.S. was over 10 times the TB incidence among those born in the U.S.; 15.9 versus 1.4 new TB cases per 100,000 population.

Revised: 
Monday, August 25, 2014

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