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Relevant Population Characteristics for Tuberculosis (TB) Cases

Relevant Population Characteristics

The racial/ethnic distribution of tuberculosis (TB) in Utah for the five-year period of 2018-2022 was as follows: 39.2% occurred in persons of Hispanic ethnicity, 26% in Asians, 12.5% in Whites, 8.3% in Blacks/African Americans, 11.7% in Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders, and 2.5% in American Indian/Alaskan Natives. Over the past five years in Utah, more than 97% of Black/African American and Asian persons with TB were non-US-born. The racial/ethnic distribution of TB morbidity for the United States in 2022 was as follows: 44% occurred in Asians; 37% in persons of Hispanic ethnicity; 10% in Blacks/African Americans; 5% in Whites; 3% in persons of multiple or unknown races; 2% in American Indians/Alaskan Natives; and 2% in Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders. (CDC. ''Tuberculosis - United States, 2022'', 2023). In the years 2018-2022, 78.3% of the persons diagnosed with TB in Utah were non-US-born. In 2022, 72.4% of the national case total of persons diagnosed with TB were non-US-born. (CDC. ''Tuberculosis - United States, 2022'', 2023). These numbers show the importance of effectively screening and treating individuals from high TB prevalence areas.

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Content updated: Thu, 6 Apr 2023 16:15:25 MDT