Final TB cases for 1995 released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the final figures for 1995 cases of tuberculosis in the United States. The total number of cases reported for the year were 15,854, compared to 16,040 in 1994, or about a 2% decrease.

Listed below are the 15 states and cities with the highest rates for TB rates for 1995:

Case

State Cases Rate

New York 3,065 16.9

Hawaii 193 16.3

California 4,677 14.8

Alaska 81 13.4

Texas 2,369 12.7

Florida 1,556 11.0

Louisiana 476 11.0

Arkansas 271 10.9

New Jersey 848 10.7

Georgia 746 10.4

Mississippi 271 10.0

Alabama 420 9.9

South Carolina 334 9.1

Tennessee 485 8.8

Kentucky 327 8.5

Case

City Cases Rate

New York 2,583 30.1

Jersey City, NJ 136 24.7

San Francisco 378 23.0

Houston 843 22.7

Los Angeles 1,741 19.1

Miami 388 19.1

San Jose, CA 288 18,3

Newark, NJ 351 18.1

Honolulu 142 16.2

El Paso, TX 108 15.9

Bakersfield, CA 80 13.0

New Orleans 170 12.9

Birmingham, AL 107 12.1

Charlotte, NC 123 11.5

Jacksonville, FL 108 11.0