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Epidemiology of TB in Oregon

Oregon Tuberculosis Data

Tuberculosis (TB) disease incidence has been dropping, both nationally and in Oregon, for over a decade.

In 2013, 73 cases of TB were verified in Oregon, for a rate of 1.9 cases per 100,000 residents. In 2012, 61 TB cases were reported (Oregon’s lowest case count to date), and in 2011, 74 cases were reported.

The national TB disease rate is usually higher than Oregon’s rate; 2013 saw a national rate of 3.0 cases per 100,000 residents.

The proportion of TB disease occurring in Oregon’s foreign-born residents is higher than in US-born residents. In 2013, 73% of TB cases were among foreign-born residents.

In 2013, 3.6% of isolates tested were resistant to isoniazid (INH), a primary first-line TB drug. One case of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB, or TB that is resistant to at least both INH and rifampin) was reported in Oregon in 2013.

Oregon Data and Reports

Archived Case Data (2000-2011) 

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National Data