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Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002
THEME ISSUE
Tuberculosis Genotyping

Tuberculosis Genotyping Network, United States

Genotyping Analyses of Tuberculosis Cases in U.S.- and Foreign-Born Massachusetts Residents

Sharon Sharnprapai*Comments to Author , Ann C. Miller*, Robert Suruki*, Edward Corkren*, Sue Etkind*, Jeffrey Driscoll†, Michael McGarry†, and Edward Nardell*‡
Author affiliations: *Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, USA; ‡Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA;

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Table 1

Tuberculosis (TB) cases in foreign-born persons by number of years in the United States, by geographic region

Time from arrival
in the United States to TB diagnosis Asia (%) Caribbean (%) Africa (%) Europe (%) South America (%) Central America (%) Former Soviet Union (%) Othera(%) Total (%)
<1 year 64 (22) 24 (21) 47 (41) 10 (29) 16 (34) 9 (22) 6 (27) 0 176 (26)
1–5 years 62 (21) 25 (21) 51 (44) 2 (6) 17 (36) 15 (37) 5 (23) 0 177 (26)
6–10 years 66 (22) 18 (15) 14 (12) 2 (6) 7 (15) 10 (24) 5 (23) 1 (12) 123 (18)
> 10 years 103(35) 51 (43) 4 (3) 23 (62) 7 (15) 7 (17) 6 (27) 7 (88) 208 (30)
Total (n=683) 295 (43) 118 (17) 116 (17) 37 (5) 47 (7) 41 (6) 22 (3) 8 (1) 684 (100)

aOther, 7 patients from Canada and 1 patient from Australia.

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