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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 106d
Tuberculosis patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment, by ethnicity (foreign born only)a, 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   80.0 5,839 80.9 3,703 81.6 391 82.4 856 78.6 2,136
Age 0-17 88.1 355 87.2 197 * * 91.7 100 89.3 158
18-44 80.2 3,336 81.5 2,035 81.0 179 82.2 628 78.2 1,301
45-64 79.2 1,353 80.4 912 79.8 95 79.9 107 77.0 441
65 and over 77.6 795 77.4 559 84.1 95 * * 77.9 236
Gender Female 81.7 2,437 81.0 1,640 81.6 169 84.8 374 83.3 797
Male 78.9 3,402 80.7 2,063 81.6 222 80.6 482 76.1 1,339

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).

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

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