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March 9, 1984

Recent Trends in Tuberculosis in Children

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Tuberculosis Control, Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta.

JAMA. 1984;251(10):1289-1292. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340340029020

From 1976 through 1981, the incidence of tuberculosis in the United States among children 0 through 14 years of age failed to decline. The incidence had declined at a rate of about 9% per year from 1962 through 1975. The failure was observed for both sexes and for white children and children of "other" races. Data confined to 1980 and 1981 suggested that Hispanic children with tuberculosis may have accounted for the stability of the tuberculosis case rate among white children. Tuberculosis among Indochinese refugee children accounted for the stability of the case rate among children of other races.

(JAMA 1984;251:1289-1292)