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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.109
Tuberculosis patients who completed a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment, United States, 1998 and 2002
    2002 1998
Population group Numbera Percent Number Percent
Total 10,469 80.9 12,501 79.1
Age 0-17 959 89.7 1,078 87.4
18-44 4,779 79.7 5,448 76.6
45-64 2,904 81.0 3,437 79.1
65 and over 1,827 79.6 2,538 81.4
Race Black 3,108 80.8 3,924 77.2
White 4,777 81.0 5,703 79.8
Other 2,584 80.9 2,874 80.3
Gender Female 4,188 82.3 4,822 80.1
Male 6,281 80.0 7,678 78.5
Ethnicity Hispanic 2,797 79.5 2,876 78.7
Non-Hispanic 7,672 81.4 9,617 79.2

a Excludes cases with unknown age, sex, race, or ethnicity.

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

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