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Volume 11, Number 4—April 2005

Research

Tuberculosis Elimination in the Netherlands

Martien W. Borgdorff*†Comments to Author , Marieke J van der Werf*, Petra E.W. de Haas‡, Kristin Kremer‡, and Dick van Soolingen‡
Author affiliations: *KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands; †University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and; ‡National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands

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Table 2

Tuberculosis cases with new strains among the non-Dutch, 1995–2000, and their secondary cases within 2 years

Cases with new 
strains Cases with new strains being 
first of cluster, n (%) Other cases in these clusters within 
2 years of first case
Dutch Non-Dutch
Year
  1995 346 39 (11) 19 68
  1996 334 46 (14) 21 70
  1997 361 46 (13) 19 52
  1998 346 43 (12) 20 72
  1999 383 63 (16) 29 77
  2000 371 46 (12) 19 61
Age group
  <25 580 101 (17) 51 151
  25–34 783 98 (13) 24 124
  35–44 370 42 (11) 33 78
  45–54 171 18 (11) 5 22
  55–64 116 13 (11) 9 15
  65–74 88 6 (7) 2 4
  >75 33 5 (15) 3 6
Sex
  Male 1,226 171 (14) 82 264
  Female 915 112 (12) 45 136
Total 2,141 283 (13) 127 400

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