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Table 24. Reported Tuberculosis Cases and Percent of Cases in Injecting and Noninjecting Drug Users, 19962000

Tuberculosis Cases

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

Total

21,337

19,851

18,361

17,531

16,377

Number with information on injecting drug use

18,467

17,678

16,849

16,331

15,495

Percent with information on injecting drug use

86.5

89.1

91.8

93.2

94.6

Injecting drug users (%)1

3.8

3.3

2.9

2.6

2.5

With information on noninjecting drug use (number)

18,265

17,555

16,730

16,232

15,454

Percent with information on noninjecting drug use

85.6

88.4

91.1

92.6

94.4

Noninjecting drug users (%)1

7.7

7.8

7.7

7.1

7.5

1Injecting drug use within past 12 months. Percentages shown only for reporting areas with information reported for > 75%
of cases.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.




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