TABLE 1.

Demographic Characteristics of Pediatric and Adult Tuberculosis Cases, United States, 1993–2001

Pediatric*Adult
TotalUS-BornForeign-BornTotal
n%n%n%n%
Gender11 480100.08603100.02781100.0169 587100.0
    Male580750.6436350.7140550.5108 91564.2
    Female567249.4424049.3137649.560 65235.8
    Unknown10.0100.000.0200.01
Age, years11 480100.08603100.02781100.0169 587100.0
    <5674558.8568966.199835.9
    5–9273923.9183521.388431.8
    10–14199617.4107912.589932.3
    15–2414 9398.8
    25–4464 88238.3
    45–6448 12528.4
    65+41 64124.6
Race/ethnicity11 480100.08603100.02781100.0169 587100.0
    Hispanic448939.1305635.5139350.134 96820.6
    Non-Hispanic white141312.3120013.92087.543 98625.9
    Non-Hispanic black399334.8352040.944416.055 84232.9
    American Indian/Alaska Native2181.92162.520.122121.3
    Asian/Pacific Islander134511.75997.072926.232 09518.9
    Unknown220.2120.150.24840.3
  • * Pediatric is defined as a person aged <15 years.

  • US-born and foreign-born status unknown for 96 (0.8%) pediatric TB cases.