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Unit: cases/100,000 population
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Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

Value: 8.3 cases/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX Counties
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Respiratory Diseases
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the tuberculosis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 254 Texas counties.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/tb/statistics/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2005-2009: 9.3 2006-2010: 8.9 2007-2011: 8.6 2008-2012: 8.3

cases/100,000 population

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Unit: cases/100,000 population
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Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

Value: 8.3 cases/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Respiratory Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the tuberculosis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/tb/statistics/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2005-2009: 9.3 2006-2010: 8.9 2007-2011: 8.6 2008-2012: 8.3

cases/100,000 population

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Unit: cases/100,000 population
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Tuberculosis Incidence Rate

Value: 8.3 cases/100,000 population
Healthy People 2020 Target: 1.0 cases/100,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Respiratory Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the tuberculosis incidence rate in cases per 100,000 population.
Why this is 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.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/tb/statistics/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2005-2009: 9.3 2006-2010: 8.9 2007-2011: 8.6 2008-2012: 8.3

cases/100,000 population

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