TABLE C-2. ARIs Calculated for U.S. Military Recruits in 1965 (14) and 1990 (15)

Racial/Ethnic Group as Characterized by Study Author

Calculated ARI, 1965 (30) (%/year)

Calculated ARI, 1990 (35) (%/year)

White

0.16

0.04

Black

0.56

0.25

Puerto Rican

1.12

0.26

American Indian

0.92

 

Asian

 

1.45

TABLE C-3. ARIs Calculated for New York City in 1962 (20) and 1973 (16)

Racial/Ethnic Group as Characterized by Study Author

Calculated ARI, 1962 (20) (%/year)

Calculated ARI, 1973 (16) (%/year)

White

0.2

0.08

Black

0.69

Puerto Rican

0.52

Estimated ARI with M. Tuberculosis in Selected American Populations

As noted previously, it is possible to estimate the ARI from reported case rates. However, one must be cautious about the precision of these estimates. Having expressed this concern about their use, estimated ARIs are presented for various American populations in Tables C-4, C-5, and C-6.

TABLE C-4. ARI in 1998 Estimated by Method of Daniel and Debanne (10) for Various Demographic and Racial Segments of the U.S. Population, 25- to 44-Year-Old Age Cohort

Population Group

Tuberculosis Case Rate per 100,000, 1998*

Estimated ARI (%/year)

United States total

6.8

0.05

White, not Hispanic, male

3.1

0.02

White, not Hispanic, female

1.5

0.01

Black, not Hispanic, male

23.5

0.16

Black, not Hispanic, female

12.7

0.08

Hispanic male

17.1

0.11

Hispanic female

9.9

0.07

Asian/Pacific Islander, male

42.8

0.29

Asian/Pacific Islander, female

30.9

0.21

*Tuberculosis case rates for 1998 are CDC-reported data (1).



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