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

Tuberculosis Genotyping Network, United States

Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in a Sentinel Surveillance Population

Barbara A. Ellis*Comments to Author , Jack T. Crawford*, Christopher R. Braden*, Scott J. N. McNabb*, Marisa Moore*, Steve Kammerer*, and the National Tuberculosis Genotyping and Surveillance Network Work Group
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;

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Table 1

Incidence of tuberculosis cases in the United States and in the sentinel surveillance areas of the National Tuberculosis Genotyping Surveillance Network, 1996–2000a

Sentinel surveillance site 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Mean
Arkansas 9.0 7.9 6.7 7.1 7.4 7.6
Californiab 16.3 13.9 13.9 12.9 11.6 13.7
Maryland 6.3 6.7 6.3 5.7 5.3 6.1
Massachusetts 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.4
Michigan 4.6 3.8 3.9 3.6 2.9 3.8
New Jersey 10.3 8.9 7.9 7.0 6.7 8.2
Texasb 12.7 12.8 12.5 10.9 9.6 11.7
United States 8.0 7.4 6.8 6.4 5.8 6.9

aNumber per 100,000 inhabitants.
bSentinel surveillance areas for California and Texas did not include the entire states.

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1 Members of the National Tuberculosis Genotyping and surveillance Network Work Group, in addition to the listed authors, included Joseph Bates, William Benjamin, Pablo Bifani, M. Donald Cave, Rebecca Cox, Wendy Cronin, Ed Desmond, Jeffrey Driscoll, Nancy Dunlap, Jennifer Flood, Kashef Ijaz,, Michael Kucab, Barry Kreiswirth, Zary Liu, D. Mitchell Magee, Jeffrey Massey, Ann Miller, Donna Mulcahy, Robert Pratt, Teresa Quitugua, Barbara Schable, Kenneth Shilkret, Harry Taber, Jeffrey Taylor, Sharon Sharnprapai, Sumi Sun, Zhenhua Yang

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