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Tuberculosis increasing in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1948638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cases of active tuberculosis are increasing in the United States after years of decline. A provisional total of 23,720 cases was reported by the end of 1990. Case rates increased 4.4 percent between 1988 and 1989, and perhaps another 1 percent in 1990. Overall rate was 9.5 per 100,000 in 1989, with the Middle Atlantic and Pacific regions reporting the highest rates, 36 percent and 34 percent, respectively, above the U.S. total. The lowest rates were in the West North Central and Mountain regions. Rates continue to be higher among urbanites, minorities, the poor, the homeless, substance abusers and persons infected with HIV. Screening recommendations are outlined in an effort to reverse the growing rate of TB in this country.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Statistical bulletin (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company : 1984)     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0741-9767     ISO Abbreviation:  Stat Bull Metrop Insur Co     Publication Date:    1991 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-02     Completed Date:  1991-12-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410965     Medline TA:  Stat Bull Metrop Insur Co     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
New York City / epidemiology
Tuberculosis / epidemiology*
United States / epidemiology
Urban Health

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