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Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009

Dispatch

Latent Tuberculosis and Active Tuberculosis Disease Rates among the Homeless, New York, New York, USA, 1992–2006

John M. McAdam, Scott J. Bucher, Philip W. BricknerComments to Author , Richard L. Vincent, and Steven Lascher
Author affiliations: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (J.M. McAdam, S.J. Bucher, P.W. Brickner, R.L. Vincent, S. Lascher); New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA (J.M. McAdam, P.W. Brickner); Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, New York (S. Lascher)

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Table 1

Number of tuberculin skin test screenings, by site, New York, NY, USA, January 1992–June 2006

Year Shelters
Drop-in centers
Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1992 972 972
1993 802 802
1994 822 822
1995 967 967
1996 1,419 1,419
1997 1,320 141 45 1,506
1998 1,208 533 160 2 6 6 3 1,918
1999 1,110 550 172 172 167 112 131 151 2,565
2000 1,141 628 114 187 173 166 113 167 2,689
2001 1,153 740 243 180 169 159 91 86 2,821
2002 1,147 717 428 157 141 150 117 85 2,942
2003 1,441 782 441 132 134 96 122 46 3,194
2004 1,548 1,065 209 126 132 86 93 87 3,346
2005 1,958 1,443 78 127 182 145 121 39 4,093
2006*
1,016
722
17

66
91
85
51
4
2,052
Total 18,024 7,321 1,907 1,149 1,195 1,005 839 668 32,108

*January–June.

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