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The U.S. ranks 191st in tuberculosis rates

21 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2006 the United States had a tuberculosis prevalence rate of 3 per 100,000 population, which made the United States tied for one hundred and ninety first with Iceland (out of 193 countries) in that category. Djibouti ranked first, with a rate of 1300 out of 100,000. Monaco ranked last, with a rate of 2 per 100,000.

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The U.S. ranks 190th in tuberculosis deaths

8 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2006 the mortality rate for non-HIV related tuberculosis in the United States was 0 per 100,000 population, which made the United States tied for one-hundred and ninetieth, or last, in that category with Canada, Iceland, and Monaco. The country with the highest mortality rate for non-HIV related tuberculosis was Djibouti, at 115 per 100,000 population.

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