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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 106b
Tuberculosis patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatmenta, by ethnicity, United States, 2001
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent Numberb Percent Numberb Percent Numberb Percent Numberb Percent Numberb
Total   80.5 11,279 81.2 8,446 82.2 2,302 81.2 3,388 78.5 2,833
Age 0-17 88.2 953 89.3 561 91.9 91 90.1 335 86.7 392
18-44 78.9 5,150 79.7 3,648 79.7 674 78.4 1,633 77.2 1,502
45-64 80.5 3,237 81.5 2,632 81.2 806 82.5 1,037 76.6 605
65 and over 81.4 1,939 81.8 1,605 84.9 731 83.6 383 79.1 334
Gender Female 81.8 4,363 81.2 3,289 81.8 800 82.0 1,262 83.4 1,074
Male 79.8 6,916 81.2 5,157 82.5 1,502 80.8 2,126 75.8 1,759

a Only cases with known age, sex, race and ethnicity are shown in this table. Numbers shown are only for cases completing therapy within 12 months.

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

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

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