Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009
Latent Tuberculosis and Active Tuberculosis Disease Rates among the Homeless, New York, New York, USA, 1992–2006
|TB screening status||No. (%)|
|Noncompliant with skin test reading||3,273 (NA)†|
|TST+ by history||7,788 (27.1)|
|Active TB||63 (<1.0)|
|Total completing evaluation||28,835 (100.0)|
*TB, tuberculosis; TST, tuberculin skin testing; NA, not applicable.
†The denominator includes all those persons for whom TST status
became known. Those noncompliant with TST interpretation have not
been included. Thus, in the Technical Appendix Table 4, the percentage of
such persons is NA.
‡No reaction to TST, mumps virus, Candida spp.
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