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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 106a
Tuberculosis patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatmenta, by race, United States, 2001
Population group Total White Black API AI/AN
Percent Numberb Percent Numberb Percent Numberb Percent Numberb Percent Numberb
Total   80.5 11,279 80.0 5,030 81.3 3,458 80.5 2,627 80.8 164
Age 0-17 88.2 953 87.6 473 90.3 343 84.8 128 * *
18-44 78.9 5,150 77.9 2,126 78.2 1,665 81.5 1,297 80.5 62
45-64 80.5 3,237 78.9 1,379 82.7 1,060 80.6 741 79.2 57
65 and over 81.4 1,939 82.9 1,052 83.7 390 76.5 461 * *
Gender Female 81.8 4,363 82.6 1,839 82.1 1,281 80.1 1,174 82.1 69
Male 79.8 6,916 78.6 3,191 80.7 2,177 80.8 1,453 79.8 95
Ethnicity Hispanic 78.5 2,833 78.3 2,728 82.4 70 * * * *
Non-Hispanic 81.2 8,446 82.2 2,302 81.2 3,388 80.4 2,600 80.4 156

a Only cases with known age, sex, race and ethnicity are shown in this table.

b Numbers shown are only for cases completing therapy within 12 months.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (number of patients < 50).

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National TB Surveillance System.

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