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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 3

Dutch tuberculosis cases attributed to recent transmission and diagnosed within 2 years of the start of clusters

First case of cluster
Dutch Non-Dutch 
(% non-Dutch first case)
Year
  1995 16 3 (16)
  1996 40 19 (32)
  1997 42 22 (34)
  1998 32 18 (36)
  1999 34 27 (44)
  2000 27 23 (46)
  2001 19 9 (32)
  2002 6 6 (50)
Age group
  <25 29 43 (60)
  25–34 46 32 (41)
  35–44 32 16 (33)
  45–54 27 12 (31)
  55–64 24 9 (27)
  65–74 34 10 (23)
  >75 24 5 (17)
Sex
  Male 124 80 (39)
  Female 92 47 (34)
Total 216 127 (37)

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