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Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

This indicator shows the tuberculosis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.

Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

1.8
4.3
Comparison: TX Counties 

5.1

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2008-2012

County: Tarrant

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Fort Worth-Arlington
  • Substate Region: Region 3bc
  • TEA Region: Region 11
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases, Health / Respiratory Diseases
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 254 Texas counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013
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Why is this important?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs, although other parts of the body can also be affected. The TB bacteria are spread through the air when a person with untreated pulmonary TB coughs or sneezes. Prolonged exposure to a person with untreated TB is usually necessary for infection to occur. In 9 out of 10 exposed people, the immune system halts the spread of the infection and the infected person does not become sick or spread disease to others. However, the bacilli remain dormant and can be activated if the immune system becomes severely weakened by HIV, diabetes, chemotherapy cancer treatments, or other causes. A person with TB disease is contagious until he/she has been on appropriate treatment for several days to weeks. The most important way to stop the spread of tuberculosis is for TB patients to cover the mouth and nose when coughing, and to take all TB medicine exactly as prescribed by their physician.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the tuberculosis incidence rate to 1.0 case per 100,000 population.

Tuberculosis Incidence Rate : Time Series

2005-2009: 6.3 2006-2010: 6.0 2007-2011: 5.5 2008-2012: 5.1

cases/100,000 population

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Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

5.1

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2008-2012

County: Tarrant

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Fort Worth-Arlington
  • Substate Region: Region 3bc
  • TEA Region: Region 11
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases, Health / Respiratory Diseases
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Why is this important?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs, although other parts of the body can also be affected. The TB bacteria are spread through the air when a person with untreated pulmonary TB coughs or sneezes. Prolonged exposure to a person with untreated TB is usually necessary for infection to occur. In 9 out of 10 exposed people, the immune system halts the spread of the infection and the infected person does not become sick or spread disease to others. However, the bacilli remain dormant and can be activated if the immune system becomes severely weakened by HIV, diabetes, chemotherapy cancer treatments, or other causes. A person with TB disease is contagious until he/she has been on appropriate treatment for several days to weeks. The most important way to stop the spread of tuberculosis is for TB patients to cover the mouth and nose when coughing, and to take all TB medicine exactly as prescribed by their physician.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the tuberculosis incidence rate to 1.0 case per 100,000 population.

Tuberculosis Incidence Rate : Time Series

2005-2009: 6.3 2006-2010: 6.0 2007-2011: 5.5 2008-2012: 5.1

cases/100,000 population

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Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

5.1

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2008-2012

County: Tarrant

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Fort Worth-Arlington
  • Substate Region: Region 3bc
  • TEA Region: Region 11
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Healthy People 2020 Target: 1.0 cases/100,000 population
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases, Health / Respiratory Diseases
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Why is this important?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs, although other parts of the body can also be affected. The TB bacteria are spread through the air when a person with untreated pulmonary TB coughs or sneezes. Prolonged exposure to a person with untreated TB is usually necessary for infection to occur. In 9 out of 10 exposed people, the immune system halts the spread of the infection and the infected person does not become sick or spread disease to others. However, the bacilli remain dormant and can be activated if the immune system becomes severely weakened by HIV, diabetes, chemotherapy cancer treatments, or other causes. A person with TB disease is contagious until he/she has been on appropriate treatment for several days to weeks. The most important way to stop the spread of tuberculosis is for TB patients to cover the mouth and nose when coughing, and to take all TB medicine exactly as prescribed by their physician.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the tuberculosis incidence rate to 1.0 case per 100,000 population.

Tuberculosis Incidence Rate : Time Series

2005-2009: 6.3 2006-2010: 6.0 2007-2011: 5.5 2008-2012: 5.1

cases/100,000 population

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